Egyptian Faience Cosmetic Cup

 

Egyptian Faience Cosmetic Cup

An ancient Egyptian blue-green faience lidded cosmetic or 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).
Intact.

These cups contained the various sacred perfumed oils and unguents that were used in both daily use and funeral ritual, they often were labeled with the contents.

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

Inv#: 5555

$2,500

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