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Lotiform cup

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This small cup is made of a somewhat coarse, light reddish clay fabric It has a lotiform body with straight to very slightly concave sides, expanding towards the top to a flaring straight rim. The lower body constricts before the base splays outward to form a slight foot. Very small vessels...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 27 (tomb of Queen Madiken), 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 21, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reigns of Anlamani to Aspelta, 623–568 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 7.5 x 8 cm (2 15/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits