New Kingdom, 19th-20th Dynasty, 1307-1070 B.C.
A narrow, cylindrical bodied cup tapering to a conical foot. Light green in color with hieroglyphic inscriptions written in dark blue on the body. Found in Samaria. In very good and original condition.
1.80 inches (4.8 cms) high
Custom lucite stand, shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Votive Cup: Vessels used for a variety of ritual functions and offerings, generally used for oils and other substances.
Egyptian faience is a non-clay ceramic displaying surface vitrification which creates a bright blue-green luster. It is called 'Egyptian faience' to distinguish it from Faience which refers to the ambiguous term frit and a type of pottery now know as majolica: a tin glazed ware originally produced in Faenza in northern Italy.
Egyptian faience, both locally produced and exported from Egypt, occurs widely in the ancient world, and is well known from Mesopotamia, the Mediterranean and in northern Europe as far away as Scotland