33: Two Egyptian Faience Offering Cups With Contents
Egypt, Dynasty 26, 664-525 BC. Of pale green glazed faience, both examples feature a wide mouth and everted rim, the body tapering slightly to a flat base. Amazingly, both feature their original contents, that, given the amber-like appearance suggests they contained an offering of perfumed resin.
Dimensions : diameter 2" (5.08 centimeters), heigth 0.78" (2 centimeters); diameter 1.4" (3.5 centimeters) height 0.75" (1.9 centimeters)
Provenance: Dr Benson Harer private collection
Minor chips to rim and deposits to surface and the inside of the cups. Intact and in very good condition overall.