Drinking Cup

Middle Kingdom
Dynasty 12–17
ca. 1900–1550 B.C.
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)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
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.

Hayes, William C. 1959. Scepter of Egypt II: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom (1675-1080 B.C.). Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 39, fig. 18.