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Small footed cup

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This small, hand-made cup is fashioned of a coarse brownish clay fabric. The body consists of a small hemispherical cup. A stem extends downward to a very slightly splayed foot. The rim is unworked. Modeling is fairly rough. Very small vessels such as this cup are common in grave, tomb, and...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 36 (tomb of Queen Atakhebasken), Room A. 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 Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 7.8 x 7 cm (3 1/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits