11 June 2003
AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE ARYBALLOS
Late Period, Dynasty XXVI, 664-525 B.C.
Turquoise blue in color, the spherical body with five registers of decoration, a small circular depression on the bottom surrounded by thirty-two petals, with a double row of lotus leaves above, crosshatching through the middle of the body, and two rows of petals above, with a short cylindrical neck, inward-sloping disk rim and wide strap handle
4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm) high
European Private Collection, 1970s
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For a similar example in Munich see no. 155 in Schoske, et al., Schönheit Abglanz der Göttlichkeit: Kosmetik im Alten Ägypten. See also no. 743, in Webb, Archaic Greek Faience.
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