From Egypt and Sudan, Nubia, Faras, Cemetery 2, Grave 110, University of Oxford Excavations in Nubia 1911–1912
Black incised ware with white filling.
h. 8.1 cm (3 3/16 in); diam. 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in)
Rogers Fund, 1913
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 109
This handmade cup was smoothed inside with the fingers, and the outer surface burnished with a smooth pebble. The rim decoration consists of two rings of impressed triangles filled with white pigment, creating a pattern of raised black lozenges. Below, a series of triangles and lozenges are filled with short hatched lines that are enhanced with white pigment.
Excavated by F. Ll. Griffith during his 1911-1912 season at Gebel Faras. Ceded to Griffith in the division of finds. Sold to the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Griffith, 1913.