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Straight-sided cup

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, W.466, FD SE

Dimensions

Overall: 9.7 x 13 cm (3 13/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.3239

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

This cup is fashioned of a red clay fabric. It has straight, flaring sides with a somewhat irregular flat base. The rim is straight and unworked. The exterior is treated with a thin cream slip. A portion of the upper part is missing, one fragment of which remains.

Provenance

From Meroe, .466, FD SE. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

(Accession Date: August 22, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition