Tall cup

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), W486

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 12.5 cm (3 3/4 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.3212

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is one of four tall cups (plus fragments of fifth) that were found together. Red ware, coarse, straw-marked, uneven, broken, red-washed rim.

Provenance

From Meroe W486. 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