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This cup is fashioned of a reddish clay fabric. It has been treated with a red slip/wash and burnished. Much of the exterior, though, is in heavily battered and flaking condition. The base is rounded. Straight sides expand towards the upper body before inverting slightly to a straight rim. Just...

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From el-Kurru, Ku. 701. 1919: 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 23, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C.


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 8.9 x 12.5 cm (3 1/2 x 4 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World