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Coarseware miniature/model beaker

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This miniature tall slender beaker/cup is fashioned of a very coarse reddish clay fabric that has fired to black in some areas. It has an elongated thimble-like shape with a narrow rounded, almost pointed base, gradually expanding sides, and a straight rim. Shaping is rough and by hand. It is...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building B500 (Great Temple of Amun), Room 501 (outer court). 1920: 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 8, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C.


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 6 x 3.5 cm (2 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World