Polished blackware beaker in the shape of stacked cups
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 334
Overall: 14.3 x 12.1 cm (5 5/8 x 4 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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, Cemetery S, 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 the Sudan.
(Accession date: June 28, 2006)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition