Requires Photography

Cup from a foundation deposit

Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani
623–593 B.C.

Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid 6


Height x diameter: 8 x 5 cm (3 1/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Out on Loan

On display at National Center of Afro-American Artists, Inc., since February 23, 1994


The Ancient World


Foundation deposits

Faience; light blue glaze, inscribed with name of Anlamani; glaze has flaked off in patches; edge chipped; cracked. Incised line around rim.


From Nubia, Nuri. 1920: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Findspot Information: Found in foundation deposit under S. E. corner of Pyramid VI at Nuri, the tomb of Anlamani.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition