Agate cup

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)–Taharqa
743–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 4 (Queen Khensa)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.5 x 7.3 cm (1 3/8 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.300a-b

Medium or Technique

Agate

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Agate cup with brown and white veins.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 4 (tomb of Queen Khensa). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition