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Feeding cup

Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka
712–698 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Tomb 51(a queen?)


Overall: 4.2 x 19 cm (1 5/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique


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The Ancient World


Foundation deposits

This small feeding cup is one of six found together. It was formed by pinching one side of a hemispherical cup to form a spout. It is fashioned of a somewhat coarse reddish clay fabric that has fired black in some areas. It has thin walls and a rounded base. Approximatley a third of this cup has broken off and is missing.


From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, tomb 51 (tomb of a queen?). 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 18, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition