Egyptian Glazed Composition Cup Inscribed for Ramesses III


Circa 1184-1070 BC

A fine Egyptian New Kingdom turquoise glazed composition votive cup with slender cylindrical body and integral turned rim.  Two columns of hieroglyphics and the cartouche of Ramesses III written in black glaze decorate the front panel.  The hieroglyphics read “beloved of Osiris, Lord of Rostjau, Lord of the Two Lands User-maat-re-mery-Amun.”

Height: 2.5 in. (6 cm)

Condition: Intact.

Provenance: Formerly in the Collection of Charles Alfred Baer, France (born 1896), formed from 1950-1970.  Also Christies London, 2005.

Price: $6,500.

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