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This cup is made of a reddish clay fabric. It has straight sides with and plain, very slightly inverted rim. It has a wide flat base. The base was cord-cut or knife-cut, and a mass of clay was added thereafter, possibly to plug a hole in the base caused by the cutting. There are no indications...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 31 (tomb of Queen Sakaaye), NW foundation deposit. 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 Nasakhma to Malowiebamani, 468–435 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 5 x 8.5 cm (1 15/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits