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Polished blackware beaker in the shape of stacked cups

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This highly polished black beaker is of an unusual type characteristic of the classic phase of Kerma pottery. It is meant to imitate a group of the more common Kerma "tulip beakers" stacked in a pile.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 334. 1914: 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: June 28, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 14.3 x 12.1 cm (5 5/8 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.3260

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels