An Egyptian Faience Sherd from a New Year Flask, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE


$650 USD

of fine green glazed faience, such flasks were traditionally offered on New Year’s Day, filled with water from a sacred pool. This spectacular faience masterpiece exemplifies the refinement of Dynasty 18 craftsmanship. Beneath the fine short spout, resides a large collar with eight rows of intricately designed beads, two uninscribed cartouches decorate the shoulders with understated elegance.  The back carries the Minneapolis museum accession number:  27.41.3 inscribed in red ink.

Dimensions: Width: 3 inches (7.7 cm)

Condition: Fragment as described, the neck pattern very finely formed.  An excellent study piece with superb provenance.

Provenance: Donated to the Minneapolis Institute of Art in the 1927 by Lily Place, deaccessioned in 1958 and thereafter in the George Ollinger private collection, Pennsylvania, thereafter in a private Pennsylvania collection, acquired from the Ollinger estate in the late 1990's.

Category: Faience, Under $1000, Vessels

Type: Egyptian