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.
- Medium: Faience, glazed
- Place Made: Thebes (Deir el Bahri), Egypt
- Dates: ca. 985-974 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: second half of XXI Dynasty
- Period: Third Intermediate Period
- Dimensions: 2 5/16 x Diam. 2 11/16 in. (5.9 x 6.9 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 16.73
- Credit Line: 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
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Cup, ca. 985-974 B.C.E. Faience, glazed, 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
- Catalogue Description: 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.
- Record Completeness: Best (84%)