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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 base is rounded. Very small vessels such as this cup are common in grave, tomb, and temple...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 7 (tomb of a Karkamani), NW 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 Karkamani (?), 519–510 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 6.5 x 8.2 cm (2 9/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits