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Faience cup with a white, porous body and blue glaze; filled with dirt, pebbles, and organic decay(?).

Provenance

From Nuri 15. 1920: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 335–315 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.4 x 6.3 cm (2 1/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.2545

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels