Napatan Period, reign of Karkamani (?)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 30 (a queen?), NW foundation deposit
Overall: 9 x 6.5 cm (3 9/16 x 2 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This cup has a rounded base, straight sides that narrow towards the top, and a straight, unworked rim. The exterior is treated with a red wash. There are slight traces of white in various areas; it is unclear if these are remnants of white paint/wash or if rather the result of salt efflorescence. It is in battered condition.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition