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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.

Provenance

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)

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el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

19.2327

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels