Egyptian Faience Offering Cup

Egyptian Faience Offering Cup

An ancient Egyptian blue-green faience offering cup with an inscribed cartouche, and Hieroglyphs naming the contents of the vessel, and the word, "Eternity"

Ptolemaic Period,
Ca. 330-31 BC.
Height: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm).
Intact.

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#: 5556

$1,750



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