Tall redware beaker

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Amanibakhi
340–335 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 56, Room A

Dimensions

Overall: 20 x 10 cm (7 7/8 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4799

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a beaker of tall slender proportions. It has a flat base and nearly cylindrical body, the topmost and bottom portions of which narrow slightly. The base is rough and cord- or knife-cut with some slight finger-hold marks., The rim is straight rim with a very, very slight outward pull. Two pinched applique handles have been added to the upper body on opposite sides. The exterior of one side of the beaker is flaking off. There is one notable crack in the upper body. The jar is intact.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 56, Room A. 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: September 6, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition