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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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Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Malonaqen, 555–542 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 7.2 x 7.5 cm (2 13/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4370

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits