Cup from foundation deposit

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. W, grave 466, SE foundation deposit

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 12.4 cm (3 9/16 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.3240

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

This cup, which is from a foundation deposit, is fashioned of a red-brown clay fabric, some areas of which are fired black. The sides are straight and flare slightly at the top to a wide mouth. It has an irregular flat base. Portions have broken away and are missing, leaving just under half of the upper body and rim intact.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. W), grave466, SE foundation deposit. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

(Accession Date: August 22, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition