Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Drinking Cup, ca. 1900–1550 b.c.
    C–Group; From Faras, Lower Nubia, grave 110, Griffith excavations
    Polished black ware with decoration filled with white pigment; H. 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm), Diam. 4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1913 (13.125.28A)

    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.

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  • Drinking Cup, ca. 1900–1550 B.C.
    C-Group; From Faras, Lower Nubia, grave 110, Griffith excavations
    Polished black ware with decoration filled with white pigment; H. 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm), Diam. 4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1913 (13.125.28A)

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