Cup with stand

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Siaspiqa
487–468 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 29 (Queen? Piankhqew-qa)

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 7.2 cm (4 1/8 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4447

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition