Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani
Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, S. E. corner of Pyramid 6, foundation deposit
Height x diameter: 8 x 5 cm (3 1/8 x 1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Out on Loan
On display at National Center of Afro-American Artists, Inc., since February 23, 1994
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 Nubia, Nuri. 1920: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over.
Findspot Information: Found under S.E. corner of Pyramid VI at Nuri, the tomb of Anlamani.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition