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Straight-sided cup

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 42 (Queen Asata), Room B

Dimensions

Overall: 9.8 x 11 cm (3 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4470

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

This deep, slender cup is fashioned of a brownish redware clay fabric. It has a rounded base with a small indentation and straight rim. A small portions is missing due to breaks. A dull residue on the surface may be remnant of a white wash, though it may also be simply the result of burial.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 42 (tomb of Queen Asata), Room B. 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 the Sudan.

(Accession Date: August 22, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition