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Lentoid flask with two vertical handles: The ground is translucent amethyst glass. A prefabricated white and amethyst cord encircles the rim. The handles of opaque turquoise-blue glass are overlaid with yellow and blue threads, a characteristic of this factory. Two sets of three threads, each of yellow, white, and turquoise-blue, border the central flame pattern also in the same three colours. These three colours appear again in the chevron pattern of the neck. One handle broken and replaced. The body has been assembled with minute areas missing.
Height: 10.60 centimetres
Weight: 0.103 kilograms
Width: 8 centimetres
Depth: 4.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The lenticular flask, one of the three most popular shapes of the New Kingdom glass vessels, was a stand-by of the industry. This example, dated to the reign of Ramses II by inscribed objects found with it, is indistinguishable from similar examples of the preceding dynasty.
W. M. F. Petrie, ‘Illahun, Kahun and Gurob’ 1889-1890 (London 1891), pl. XVIII, fig. 13;
E. Dillon, ‘Glass’ (London, 1907), pl. II (1) in colour;
B. Nolte, ‘Die Glasgefässe in Alten Ägypten (Berlin 1968), 73f., pl. XVIII, 25.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2016 8 Mar-12 Jun, Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2018 7 Jun-16 Sep, Barcelona, La Caixa, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2018-2019 16 Oct-20 Jan, Madrid, La Caixa, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2019 19 Feb-25 Aug, Girona, La Caixa, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2019-2020 24 Sept-12 Jan, Seville, La Caixa, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
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- Egypt and Sudan
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