Cup

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Nasakhma to Malowiebamani
468–435 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 31 (Queen Sakaaye)

Dimensions

Overall: 9.1 x 8.7 cm (3 9/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4467

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 is treated with a red slip. The bottom of the interior shows some signs of burning/blackening.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 31 (tomb of Queen Sakaaye). 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