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Embalming cup

Blue glazed cup, inscribed for Nesikhonsu, wife of the High Priest Paynozem II.

Provenance

From Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, royal cache. By 1887: Luigi Vassalli Collection (1812-1887); by 1956: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; 1956: given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer. (Accession Date: May 10, 1956)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Nina H. Burnham

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21, 1070–945 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Thebes, Egypt

Accession Number

56.313

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels