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Cup

Nubian
Napatan Period (?)
about 750–270 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B 501 (outer court), IV-1, Great Temple of Amun

Dimensions

Overall: 11 x 12.3 cm (4 5/16 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4480

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition