Cartouche-shaped inkwell

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C.


Place of Origin: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 1 x 3.5 x 6.8 cm (3/8 x 1 3/8 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1982.150

Medium or Technique

Faience

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Writing

Inkwell in the shape of a cartouche. Greenish-blue faience, upper surface cobalt blue. The two circular impressions are enclosed by shen signs.

Provenance

By 1982: with Jean-Loup Despras, Paris; purchased by the MFA from Jean-Loup Despras February 10, 1982.
(Accession Date: February 10, 1982)

Credit Line

Egyptian Curator's Fund