Egyptian Faience Offering Cup


Egyptian Faience Offering Cup

An ancient Egyptian blue-green faience lidded offering cup with an inscribed cartouche of Ptolemy I or Ptolemy II, and Hieroglyphs naming the contents of the vessel.

Ptolemaic Period, reign of Ptolemy I or II,
Ca. 305-246 BC.
Height: 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm).

These offering cups contained the various sacred perfumed oils that were used during both funeral and daily rites.

Formerly in the G. B. collection, New York, acquired at Sotheby's, New York, June 12, 2003, lot 219

Inv#: 5555


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