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Straight-sided cup

Napatan Period, reign of Karkamani (?)
519–510 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 30 (a queen?)

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The Ancient World


Foundation deposits

This cup is fashioned of a dark redware fabric. It has a rounded base with a slight point, straight sides that narrow towards the top, and a straight rim. It has been treated with a red wash. It is broken with some pieces missing.


From Nuri, Pyramid 30 (tomb of a queen?). 1917-1918: 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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition