Double rimmed beaker
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 53 (Queen Tabiry)
Overall: 10.2 x 11.7 cm (4 x 4 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This beaker-like vessel is made of a reddish clay fabric. It has a slightly recessed flat base and straight sides that end at a flaring rim. The interior of the rim recurves downward and then up to a second smaller, inner rim, creating a curved, shallow ledge/trough along the perimeter of the beaker’s mouth. The exterior surface exhibits traces of red slip that has been burnished/polished.
From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, Ku 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 1919: 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 23, 2006)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition