Egyptian Faience Offering Cup for Ramesses III
An ancient Egyptian blue-green faience offering cup inscribed with Hieroglyphs reading: "Lord of Glorious Appearances, Ramesses (III), Ruler of Heliopolis, (beloved) of Osiris, Lord of Rostau."
New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty.
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 a Canadian private collection; with Archaeologia Galleries, Montreal, 1980s.