Cylindrical Toilet Box with Swivelled Cover
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
The band of incised decoration running around the circumference of this vessel shows the seated figure of a man named lpuy at a banquet. An attendant pours him a small amount of liquid, perhaps wine. Behind them appear five female dancers and musicians. The single band of inscription above the scene offers advice for enjoying oneself at a banquet: "Deck yourself with garlands, anoint yourself with oil, spend the day merrily!"
ca. 1336-1295 B.C.E.
late XVIII Dynasty
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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