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Feeding cup

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This small feeding cup is one of six found together. It was formed by pinching one side of a hemispherical cup to form a spout. It is fashioned of a somewhat coarse reddish clay fabric that has fired black in some areas. It has thin walls and a rounded base. This cup is intact.


From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, tomb 51 (tomb of a queen?). 1919: 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 Shabaka, 712–698 B.C.


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 3.5 x 15.9 cm (1 3/8 x 6 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits