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Straight-sided cup with slight foot

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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 pulled downward to form a slight foot of sorts. There are no indications of surface treatments. Small vessels such as this cup are common in grave, tomb, and temple contexts where...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 26 (tomb of Queen Amanitakaye), NW 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 Malonaqen, 555–542 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 6 x 6.9 cm (2 3/8 x 2 11/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits