Napatan Period (?)
about 750–270 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B 501 (outer court), IV-1, Great Temple of Amun
Overall: 11 x 12.3 cm (4 5/16 x 4 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This vessel has the proportions of a slender, deep hemispherical cup with very slightly concave sides. It has a rounded base and straight rim. Both exterior and interior surfaces have been treated with a red wash and burnished/polished; in many areas this has worn away. Some portions of the exterior are in battered condition. Fragments have broken off of the upper body and rim and are missing. The cup is also cracked.
From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building B500 (Great Temple of Amun), Room 501 (outer court), IV-1. 1920: 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 23, 2006)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition