Cosmetic cup - Faience

Cosmetic cup - FaienceCosmetic cup - Faience

Chalice-shaped cosmetic cup with hieroglyphs.
Pale blue faience. Height 4,9 cm.
Late Period (711-332 B.C). Egypt.
Intact. A charming piece.

This cosmetic cup probably belongs to a set of seven or ten, for the sacred perfumed oils used during the funeral or daily rites. Actually, the reality of the gods or the goddesses (and their protection) emerges through the perfumes, and must remains eternally. The two hieroglyphs written on the cup meaning “eternity”, it means that the one who uses this oil will be blessed and protected everlastingly.


€ 1 275 ,-