Coarseware miniature/model cup/jar

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
690–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid IV (Queen Khensa)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 x 2.5 cm (1 3/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

19.2327

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This small, roughly made cup/jar is fashioned of a very coarse reddish clay fabric that has fired to black in some areas. It has a very irregular shape with vaguely globular body that pinches in at the top to an irregularly shaped mouth with straight rim. Shaping is by hand. It is intact.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid IV (Queen Khensa). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession Date: January 7, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition