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Votive cup

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This faience votive cup was found as part of a foundation deposit. The shape is almost cylindrical, with a slightly rounded base and straight rim with incised line around it. One exterior side carries two columns of hieroglyphic text, one of which contains the cartouch of Napatan King Aspelta....

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Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta), N.W. corner foundation deposit (NW 31). 1917: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.2 x 5.2 cm (2 1/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1022

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits