New Year's flask

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


Findspot: Egypt, Tell el-Yahudiya

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 9.5 cm (4 15/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

07.308

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

New Year’s flask. Light blue glaze; incised borders on neck with baboons flanking the neck. Inscribed with New Year’s wishes on vertical band around the body. Given as New Years presents. Badly broken. Complete vessel mended from many fragments. Would be a good candidate for Objects conservation to restore as we have few complete examples.

Provenance

Tell el-Yahudiya (Leontopolis). 1905-6, excavated by W. M. F. Petrie for the Egyptian Research Account; assigned to the Egyptian Research Account by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA by the Egyptian Research Account.

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription