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Straight-sided cup

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This cup is made of a reddish clay fabric. It has straight sides with and plain, unworked rim. The base has been rounded off very roughly. There are no indications of surface treatments. Very small vessels such as this cup are common in grave, tomb, and temple contexts where they could be...

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Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 7 (tomb of a Karkamani), NE 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 18, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Karkamani (?), 519–510 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 7.1 cm (2 3/4 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4378

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits