Decorated cylinder beaker

Nubian
Meroitic Period
A.D. 270–320


Findspot: Nubia (Egypt), Karanog, Tomb G 624

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8 x 9.5 cm (3 1/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1991.1146

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The cylinder beaker has a rounded bottom and plain rim. The beaker is decorated with alternating ankhs and rosettes, which are bound on the top and bottom by two lines. Gold/brown paint is used against a white slip.

Provenance

From Karanog, tomb G 624. 1908: excavated by the E.B. Coxe Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania; assigned to the University of Pennsylvania in the division of finds by the Sudanese government; 1908-1991: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; 1991: received by the MFA through exchange with the University of Pennsylvania Museum.

(Accession date: March 25, 1992)

Credit Line

MFA-University of Pennsylvania Exchange