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Cup

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Karkamani (?)
519–510 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 30 (a queen?), NW foundation deposit

Dimensions

Overall: 8.2 x 6.8 cm (3 1/4 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4463

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

This cup has a rounded base, straight sides that narrow towards the top, and a straight, unworked rim. The exterior has traces of a pinkish wash (possilby self-washed/self-slipped). It is broken with some pieces missing. The remaining portion has a prominent crack.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 30 (tomb of a queen?), NW foundation deposit. 1917-1918: 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: August 21, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition