Meroitic cup with crescents and ankh-signs

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Meroitic Cemetery, Grave 22/3

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7.7 x 9.1 cm (3 1/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4031

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Drinking cup of light clay with painted decoration of red and purple on a cream slip: two bands with ankh-signs and horizontally oriented crescents. Thin walls, unworked rim, and a carination at bottom rounding down to a flat base. Very slight chips missing from rim.

Provenance

From Kerma, Meroitic cemetery, grave K22/3. 1913: 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: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition