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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 highly constricted mouth. The inverted rim is unworked. Very small vessels such as this cup are common in grave, tomb, and temple contexts where they...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 4 (tomb of Siaspiqa), NE 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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Siaspiqa, 487–468 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 5.4 x 2.4 cm (2 1/8 x 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World