Coarseware miniature/model beaker

Nubian
Napatan Period
about 750–270 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, Great Temple of Amun, B 501 (outer court)

Dimensions

Overall: 6 x 3.5 cm (2 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.4875

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This miniature tall slender beaker/cup is fashioned of a very coarse reddish clay fabric that has fired to black in some areas. It has an elongated thimble-like shape with a narrow rounded, almost pointed base, gradually expanding sides, and a straight rim. Shaping is rough and by hand. It is intact.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building B500 (Great Temple of Amun), Room 501 (outer court). 1920: 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: September 8, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition