Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
Bilbils were shipped in great numbers from Cyprus to Egypt. They resemble inverted poppy plants, and recent chemical analyses reveal that some of these vessels contained opium, a poppy extract.
ca. 1575-1475 B.C.E.
Late Cypriot IB Period
5 13/16 x Diam. 2 13/16 in. (14.8 x 7.1 cm) (show scale)
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