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Chalice fragment

Period:
Third Intermediate Period or later
Dynasty:
Dynasty 21–25
Date:
ca. 1070–664 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
Medium:
Faience
Dimensions:
4.8 × 3.5 cm (1 7/8 × 1 3/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.977
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130
This fragment from the rim of a chalice is decorated with a narrow block border, then an upper register with water lily flowers and leaves. The small part preserved of the main band of decoration depicts the upper part of a Hathor-headed sistrum flanked by papyrus plants.

See 26.7.971 for a complete example of this type of relief chalice.
Acquired by Lord Carnarvon for his collection before 1923. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

Tait, G. A. D. 1963. "The Egyptian Relief Chalice." In Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, 49, p. 121, pl. XX.6.

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