Requires Photography

Cup from a foundation deposit

Nubian
Napatan Period


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7.3 x 4.5 cm (2 7/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.993

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; slightly incrusted; name of the Queen inscribed on one side at top. 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 under S.W. corner of Pyramid XXIV at Nuri, March 1918.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition