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Cup with inverted rim (contents)

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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. 1916-1918: 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 x 4 cm (1 3/4 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4329

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels