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Cup from foundation deposit

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This cup, which is from a foundation deposit, is fashioned of a red-brown clay fabric, some areas of which are fired black. The sides are straight and flare slightly at the top to a wide mouth. It has an irregular flat base. Portions have broken away and are missing, leaving just under half of...

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From Meroe (Beg. W), grave466, SE foundation deposit. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: August 22, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 9 x 12.4 cm (3 9/16 x 4 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits