Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani
Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, S. E. corner of Pyramid 6, foundation deposit
Height x diameter (rim) x diameter (base): 8.4 x 5.5 x 3.6 cm (3 5/16 x 2 3/16 x 1 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Beakers of this type were often included in foundation deposits below the royal pyramids of the early Napatan period in Nubia. The flat-based beaker of pale blue faience has slightly asymetrically concave sides flaring to a wide mouth with a slightly rolled rim. There is an incised line around the rim. Below, the beaker is inscribed with two columns of hieroglyphic text, one of which includes a cartouche of king Anlamani. Some areas of the surface glaze are worn down to the underlying faience paste and the rim is chipped.
The left column of text reads:
“The Good God, Ankhkare [i.e. Anlamani]”
The right column is indistinct due to the condition of the exterior surface.
From Nuri, pyramid 6 (tomb of Anlamani), S.E. foundation deposit. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan; 1920: received by the MFA. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition