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Straight-sided cup

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This cup is made of a reddish clay fabric. It has straight, slightly flaring sides with and plain, unworked rim. It has a flat base that was cord-cut or knife-cut. Exterior rilling lines are visible. There are no indications of surface treatments.

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: 7.5 x 9.2 cm (2 15/16 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.4382

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits