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Cup

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


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

Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 11 cm (3 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4482

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This cup has a generally hemispherical shape with a sligthly flaring straight rim. The base is rounded. Both interior and (at least the rim of) the interior retain traces of treatment with red slip and burnishing/polishing. Prominent white incrustations adhere to primarily the outer surfaces, though some on the interior as well, likely salt efflorescence from the clay. The rim is chipped.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building B500 (Great Temple of Amun), Room 501 (outer court), V-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