Barbotine cup

Nubian
Meroitic Period
1st–2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

Height: 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in.) Diameter (mouth): 7.2 cm (2 13/16 in.) Diameter (base): 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1992.94

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Carinated cup decorated with a design of applied white circles. The cirlces are done in high relief. The body shape is conoid. The base is small and flat. The surface is worn.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan). Gustav Moustaki Collection, early 20th century; by 1992: Julia Schottlander, London, UK; 1992: purchased from Julia Schottlander by Peter Lacovara; given to the MFA by Peter Lacovara.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Dows and Marion Dunham