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Cup

Nubian
Early Kerma
about 2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Kerma, Cemetery M, grave 48

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.6 x 7.5 cm (1 13/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.11796a

Medium or Technique

Pottery, gold

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Polished blackware cup with gold rim. Early Kerma Culture. Kerma artisans frequently produced minature versions of everyday objects, and the wealth of material used here indicates the wealth and importance of the tomb owner.

Provenance

From Kerma cemetery M, grave 48. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition