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Cup with inverted rim

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This small cup has the proportions of a miniature squat shouldered jar. Convex sides bulge outward from the base and then curve inward to a slightly constricted, but still wide mouth. The inverted rim is unworked. Very small vessels such as this cup are common in grave, tomb, and temple...

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Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 10 (tomb of Amani-natake-lebte), SE foundation deposit. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession Date: August 18, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of King Amani-natake-lebte, 538–519 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 5.8 x 6.5 cm (2 5/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4317

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits