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Egyptian Faience Royal Offering Cup, Ramesses II, 19th Dynasty, c. 1290-1224 B.C.

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A wonderfully rare blue-glazed faience cup, Of unusual greyish blue faience bearing the names of Ramesses II: User-Maat-Re Setepenre/Ramses mery-Amun, followed by the text ‘Beloved of Sokar’. Cylindrical and tapering in form, with a flared rim and foot, inscribed in two columns with the cartouche of Ramesses II. The function of this vessel is a funerary association as Sokar was a god of the underworld, giving the king's name and saying that he was beloved of the underworld god Sokar.

New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, 1279 - 1213 B.C.

Height: 5 cms High.
Condition: Superb.
Provenance: Ex. English collection, acquired in a London Gallery in the 2008.
Extremely rare. Compare with a parallel example in Christies, Antiquities, 5-6 December 2001.

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