Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Fragment of ovoid flask

Period:
Third Intermediate Period or later
Dynasty:
Dynasty 21–25
Date:
ca. 1070–664 B.C.
Geography:
Said to be from Upper Egypt; Thebes, and other places; From Egypt
Medium:
Faience
Dimensions:
fragment 26.7.978: h. 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in); w. 5 cm (1 15/16 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.978
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130
This fragment comes from an ovoid flask with a narrow neck. The main image, executed in low relief, depicts a man using a pole to propel a skiff against a background of papyrus plants. Above this are three bands of floral imagery: rosettes, leaves, and Caerulea (waterlily/blue lotus) flowers.
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. 128, pl. XXIII.3.

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