Ancient Egyptian Faience Offering Cup

Description
Ancient Egyptian Faience Offering Cup
Circa 664-30 BC, Late Period Ptolemic Period

A small Egyptian offering cup made of unglazed faience. The cup is shaped like a chalice on a wide flaring foot and a shallow inner cavity.

These offering cups contained the various sacred perfumed oils that were used during both funeral and daily rites. They were often inscribed with hieroglyphs describing their contents and glazed. 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.

Measurements: circa 3.8cm height, 2.8cm width

Provenance: Early 20th Century Collection, acquired legally and ethically on the art market.

Lot details
Culture
Ancient Egyptian
Material
Faience
Object
Offering Cup
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 664-30 BC, Late Period Ptolemic Period
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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