Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
This cup comes from the burial of a woman named Nesikhonsu. She was the daughter of one high priest of the god Amun-Re, the Wife of another, and herself an important priestess of that deity.
ca. 985-974 B.C.E.
second half of Dynasty 21
Third Intermediate Period
2 5/16 x Diam. 2 11/16 in. (5.9 x 6.9 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
Small faience cup with brilliant blue glaze. Hieroglyph inscription in dark blue, probably manganese, contained in a two column oblong. The inscription proclaims it to the property of Nesi-Khonsu. The entire inscription reads” Osiris, the Chief of the Great Harem Women of Amon-Re, Nesi-Khonsu”.
Condition: There are ancient defects in firing, otherwise perfect.
Cup, ca. 985-974 B.C.E. Faience, 2 5/16 x Diam. 2 11/16 in. (5.9 x 6.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.73. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 16.73_SL1.jpg)
overall, 16.73_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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