Polished blackware beaker in the shape of stacked cups
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Sudan (Nubia), Kerma, K308
Height x diameter: 17.7 x 11.2 cm (6 15/16 x 4 7/16 in.)
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This highly polished black beaker is of an unusual type characteristic of the classic phase of Kerma pottery. It is meant to imitate a group of the more common Kerma “tulip beakers” stacked in a pile.
From Kerma, K 308, no. 1. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition