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Small red polished conical beaker

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This red polished beaker if of a small conical shape. Only the exterior surface is treated. The base has been chipped.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S. 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 Sudan. (Accession date: July 25, 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: 6.4 x 9.2 cm (2 1/2 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3754

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels