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Bell-shaped beaker

Napatan Period, reign of Harsiyotef
404–396 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 13 (Harsiyotef), chapel


Overall: 13.5 x 13 cm (5 5/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


Foundation deposits

This bell-shaped beaker is fashioned of a dark red-brown ware fabric. Its base is pulled to a knob-like point. It has a slightly flaring, pinched rim. Both the interior and exterior have a somewhat thick application of a white slip. The interior has some earthy incrustations as well. The beaker was broken but has been mended, and some portions are missing.


From Nuri, Pyramid 13 (tomb of Harsiyotef), chapel. 1917: 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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition