Cup

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B 504 (chapel), Great Temple of Amun

Dimensions

Overall: 9.2 x 10.9 cm (3 5/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4483

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This straight-sided cup has a rounded base and straight, unworked rim. Both the interior and exterior have traces of treatment with red slip and burnishing/polishing, though much has worn away. The vessel is intact aside from a crack in the bottom of the base.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building B 500 (Great Temple of Amun), Room 504 (chapel). 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