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Lotiform cup

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This very small cup is made of a reddish clay fabric. It has straight sides and a plain, unworked rim. The base has been pulled downward to form a very slight foot of sorts. There are no indications of surface treatments. Very small vessels such as this cup are common in grave, tomb, and...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 5 (tomb of Malonaqen), SW foundation deposit. 1917-1918: 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, reign of Malonaqen, 555–542 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 6.6 x 7 cm (2 5/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits