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An Egyptian Blue Faience Cup for Merenptah, Dynasty 19, ca. 1213-1204 BC

EF1409

The cylindrical form tapering near the neck and base to form a slightly bulging body with a slightly flared offset rim, decorated with the cartouche of king Merenptah and a hieroglyphic inscription applied in black pigment to the exterior that reads: “Lord of the Two Lands, Merenptah, loved by Sokar Osiris."

Condition:   Intact and in very good condition overall

Dimensions: Height: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in)

Provenance: Private collection of Florent Dalq (1878 - 1950), Gilly/Charleroi, Belgium, acquired from the Antiquities Service, Cairo in 1923.


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