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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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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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


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

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The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits