Egyptian Faience Offering Cup

$618.13

An Ancient Egyptian offering cup made of pale faience, with traces of the original glazing still visible. The cup comes with its original lid and it is shaped like a chalice on a wide flaring foot and a shallow inner cavity.

Date: Circa 1550-30 BC
Period: New Kingdom-Ptolemaic Period
Condition: Very fine, intact, unglazed surface and minor discolourations to the lid.

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SKU: FP-265 Category: Tag:

Offering cups, such as this beautiful example, have been recovered across Egypt from the New Kingdom onwards, and contained various sacred perfumed oils that were used during both funeral and daily rites. They were often glazed and inscribed with hieroglyphs describing their contents. This little cup would have been a part of an offering tray where it would have been set on a base with similar vessels with various sacred unguents.

Weight 13.5 g
Dimensions H 3.2 cm
Culture

Region

Faience

Reference: For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, accession number 08.200.15b.

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