Egyptian Faience Miniature Modelling Cup/Vessel
C. 1850-1700 BC – Middle Kingdom Period
A very interesting faience modelling cup/vessel with a round base and a black rim. In ancient Egypt, the Egyptians would opted to include miniature models of items in their tombs which would assist them in the afterlife. The Egyptian word for faience (tehenet) means “to dazzle”.
Although it has chipped surfaces, it has strong colour and is intact.
Ref: Similar example on the Metropolitan Museum website: Accession Number 15.3.129.
Provenance; Ex Foxwell Collection from 1920’s-40’s.
Size: 20mm height x 29mm diam