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Infants sucked liquids through the conical spout of this simple earthenware feeding cup. It was excavated in 1912 from the grave of twin children in Jebel Moya, Sudan, where Henry Wellcome funded and led a major archaeological expedition.

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Glossary: feeding cup

Specially shaped cup used to feed invalids who cannot sit up.

Glossary: nursing

The study and practice of caring for and waiting on the sick, injured, or others unable to look after themselves or to deal with their specific medical needs.