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Votive cup

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This faience votive cup was found as part of a foundation deposit. One side is cylindrical and the other is straight. It has a flat base and straight rim with an incised line around it. One exterior side carries two columns of hieroglyphic text, one of which contains the cartouche of Napatan...

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Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta), northwest foundation deposit. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the 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.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter (rim) x diameter (base): 5.8 x 6.1 x 4.9 cm (2 5/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1023

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits