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New Year's flask

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New Year's flask. Light blue glaze; incised borders on neck with baboons flanking the neck. Inscribed with New Year's wishes on vertical band around the body. Given as New Years presents. Badly broken. Complete vessel mended from many fragments. Would be a good candidate for Objects conservation...

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Provenance

Tell el-Yahudiya (Leontopolis). 1905-6, excavated by W. M. F. Petrie for the Egyptian Research Account; assigned to the Egyptian Research Account by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA by the Egyptian Research Account.

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.

Findspot

Tell el-Yahudiya, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 9.5 cm (4 15/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

07.308

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels