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EGYPTIAN FAIENCE NEW YEAR'S FLASK WITH ANUBIS

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EGYPTIAN FAIENCE NEW YEAR'S FLASK WITH ANUBIS
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Ca. 660-525 BC A faience New Year's flask of a lentoid body with twin arched handles flanking the trumpet-shaped spout. One side is decorated with a large rosette and the other with Anubis - the god of death, embalming, mummification, cemeteries, and the Underworld. This kind of flasks may once have been filled with perfume, oil, or water from the Nile, and it would have been a gift associated with the festive season at the beginning of the new year when the Nile began to flood.Size: L:58.8mm / W:40.1mm ; 36.86gProvenance: Acquired from a Belgium collector in 2006; formerly in an old French collection since the 1960s.
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EGYPTIAN FAIENCE NEW YEAR'S FLASK WITH ANUBIS

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0026A: EGYPTIAN FAIENCE NEW YEAR'S FLASK WITH ANUBIS
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Est. £150 - £300Starting Price £100
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Ca. 660-525 BC A faience New Year's flask of a lentoid body with twin arched handles flanking the trumpet-shaped spout. One side is decorated with a large rosette and the other with Anubis - the god of death, embalming, mummification, cemeteries, and the Underworld. This kind of flasks may once have been filled with perfume, oil, or water from the Nile, and it would have been a gift associated with the festive season at the beginning of the new year when the Nile began to flood.Size: L:58.8mm / W:40.1mm ; 36.86gProvenance: Acquired from a Belgium collector in 2006; formerly in an old French collection since the 1960s.
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