Tall redware beaker

Napatan Period, reign of Amanibakhi
340–335 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 56, Room A


Overall: 20 x 10 cm (7 7/8 x 3 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



This is a beaker of tall slender proportions. It has a flat base and nearly cylindrical body, the topmost and bottom portions of which narrow slightly. The base is rough and cord- or knife-cut with some slight finger-hold marks., The rim is straight rim with a very, very slight outward pull. Two pinched applique handles have been added to the upper body on opposite sides. The exterior of one side of the beaker is flaking off. There is one notable crack in the upper body. The jar is intact.


From Nuri, Pyramid 56, Room A. 1918: 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: September 6, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition