about 2400–2050 B.C.
Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Kerma, Cemetery M, grave 48
Height x diameter: 4.6 x 7.5 cm (1 13/16 x 2 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition