Bell-shaped beaker

Napatan Period, reign of King Amani-natake-lebte
538–519 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 10 (Amani-natake-lebte), SE found. dep.


Overall: 10 x 11.2 cm (3 15/16 x 4 7/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Foundation deposits

This small bell-shaped beaker is fashioned of a light redware clay fabric. It has a pointed knob base with convex sides that end with a flaring straight rim. There are some thin white incrustations on the interior surface, possibly salt efflorescence. There are small splashes of red wash on the interior and exterior. The base of the interior also has some earthy/sandy incrustations.


From Nuri, Pyramid 10 (tomb of Amani-natake-lebte), SE foundation deposit. 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 25, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition