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Flaring-sided cup

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
593–568 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 8 (Aspelta), SW foundation deposit

Dimensions

Overall: 9.9 x 14 cm (3 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.4469

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

This cup is fashioned of a somewhat coarse light redware fabric. Straight sides widen from a flat base to a straight, flared rim. It is broken with pieces missing, and the rim is chipped. No surface treatments are evident.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta), SW foundation deposit. 1916-1918: 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 22, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition