Polished blackware beaker in the shape of stacked cups
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma
Overall: 12 x 11.8 cm (4 3/4 x 4 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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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, tumulus III, grave 334. 1914: 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 14, 2004)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition