Egyptian Faience Offering Cup for Ramesses IV

 

Egyptian Faience Offering Cup for Ramesses IV

An ancient Egyptian blue-green faience offering cup bearing a hieroglyphic text in two columns, including the cartouche of the pharaoh Ramesses IV. The text reads: "Ramesses, the Ruler of Justice is Re, beloved of Amun (Ra-msi-sw, HqA-mAat-ra, mri Imn), (beloved of) Osiris, the Lord of Rosetau."

New Kingdom, 20th dynasty, reign of Ramesses IV
Ca. 1152-1145 BC.
Height: 2 in. (5.1 cm).
Intact.

Offering cups such as this one contained various sacred perfumed oils that were used during both funeral and daily rites.

Details in the cartouche reveal that the pharaoh in question is Ramesses IV. For this writing of his name see Jürgen von Beckerath, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (2nd edition, Mainz am Rhein, Philipp von Zabern, 1999), p. 169, E1.

Formerly in the B.H. collection, Seattle; acquired from Galerie Archaeologie, Montreal, 1985.

Inv#: 7281

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