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Faience New Year flask


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Title/s

Faience New Year flask

Category

vessel

Name

flask

Description

New Year flask, inscribed. Such flasks were made to celebrate the coming of the new year and the annual flooding of the Nile. The latest examples date to the Persian period. The name of the king is often inscribed on these vessels, in recognition of his role. During the inundation the king was not permitted to sail on the Nile; this was deemed to be unlucky.

Field Collection

Egypt

Dimensions

length 14 cm

Period

Twenty-sixth Dynasty
Late Period

Date

circa 664 B.C. — 525 B.C.

Provenance

given: Hornblower, G.D. 1939 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Material/s

faience

Accession Number

E.268.1939 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 53964; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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