Beaker with painted decoration
270 B.C.–A.D. 320
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, Building B 100
Overall: 11.4 x 12.2 cm (4 1/2 x 4 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This slender beaker is fashioned of a redware clay fabric that has fired black in many areas. It has a rounded base with generally straight sides and a straight rim. There are traces of red wash/slip on the interior (much obscured by an earthy coating) and possibly the exterior, though only evident at the top of the rim. Just below the rim on the exterior are two white painted lines. One side of the beaker as pushed slightly inward prior to firing, creating a slight irregularity.
From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building B 100. 1916: 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 23, 2006)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition