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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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From Nuri, Pyramid 47, NW foundation deposit. 1918: 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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Amaniastabarqa, 510–487 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 6.2 x 4.8 cm (2 7/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits