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Feeding cup

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka
712–698 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Tomb 51(a queen?)

Dimensions

Overall: 3.8 x 7.2 cm (1 1/2 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4392

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

This small feeding cup is one of six found together. It was formed by pinching one side of a hemispherical cup to form a spout. It is fashioned of a somewhat coarse reddish clay fabric that has fired black in some areas. It has thin walls and a rounded base. A fragment has broken off and is missing.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, tomb 51 (tomb of a queen?). 1919: 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 18, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition