Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani
Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, S. E. corner of Pyramid 6, foundation deposit
Height x diameter: 7.6 x 5.4 cm (3 x 2 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Beakers of this type were often included in foundation deposits below the royal pyramids of the early Napatan period in Nubia. The flat-based beaker of pale blue faience has slightly asymetrically concave sides flaring to a wide mouth with a slightly rolled rim. There is an incised line around the rim. Below, the beaker is inscribed with two columns of hieroglyphic text, one of which includes a cartouche of king Anlamani. Some areas of the surface glaze are worn down to the underlying faience paste and the rim is chipped.
From Nuri, pyramid 6 (tomb of Anlamani). 1917: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition