Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Tomb 51(a queen?)
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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. The rim is heavily chipped with only very small segments remaining intact. There are possible traces of a red wash on the exterior.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition