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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, 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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Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Nasakhma to Malowiebamani, 468–435 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

20.4380

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits