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Coarseware miniature/model cup/jar

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This small, roughly made cup/jar is fashioned of a very coarse reddish clay fabric that has fired to black in some areas. It has a very irregular shape with vaguely globular body that pinches in at the top to an irregularly shaped mouth with straight rim. Shaping is by hand. It is intact.


From el-Kurru, pyramid IV (Queen Khensa). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan. (Accession Date: January 7, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 4.5 x 2.5 cm (1 3/4 x 1 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World