Requires Photography

Cup from a foundation deposit

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani
623–593 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid 6

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8 x 5 cm (3 1/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.975

Medium or Technique

Faience

Out on Loan

On display at National Center of Afro-American Artists, Inc., since February 23, 1994

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Faience; light blue glaze, inscribed with name of Anlamani; glaze has flaked off in patches; edge chipped; cracked. Incised line around rim.

Provenance

From Nubia, Nuri. 1920: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over.

Findspot Information: Found in foundation deposit under S. E. corner of Pyramid VI at Nuri, the tomb of Anlamani.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition