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Black-topped redware hemispherical cup

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This somewhat deep hemispherical cup is fashioned of black-topped redware clay fabric. It is in slight battered condition with a hold in one side.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 40 (tomb of Queen Makmale). 1918: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession Date: September 1, 2006)

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

Overall: 8.2 x 13 cm (3 1/4 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.4774

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits