Cup with stand
Napatan Period, reign of Siaspiqa
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 29 (Queen? Piankhqew-qa)
Overall: 10.5 x 7.2 cm (4 1/8 x 2 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This is a small cup with integrated stand fashioned of a red clay fabric. The upper, functional portion is a small hemispherical bowl/cup element. It is supported by a bulky, solid base that splays out at the bottom, creating an overall concave profile for this vessel. There are possible traces of a white wash on the exterior. There are several cracks.
From Nuri, Pyramid 29 (tomb of Queen(?) Piankhqew-qa). 1917-1918: 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 21, 2006)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition