Inscribed beaker

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


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.9 x 5.9 cm (1 15/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1021

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

This cylindrical faience beaker, made of pale blue glazed faience, served as a foundation offering in the pyramid of king Aspelta. It is inscribed with the king’s name.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta), SW foundation deposit. 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 Sudan.

(Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition