Cup

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka
712–698 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Grave 72

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7.3 x 5.4 cm (2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.2782

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This slender cup (or miniature beaker) is fashioned of a buff-colored clay. It has a rounded base with slightly expanding sides that end at a wide mouth with thin, straight rim. Walls are thin. It was once in fragments but has been mended. Some very small fragments are missing.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, grave 72. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition