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Cup from a foundation deposit

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Yellow sandstone model mortar.

Provenance

From Beg. West 466 March 1923: 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, Meroitic Period, 643–542 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

6.3 x 4.9 x 4.3 cm (2 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-3-680c

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits