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Egyptian Faience Offering Cup w/ Cartouche of Ramses II Lot 2A Part of a live auction event on Wednesday, Jun 20

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Seller: artemisgallerylive (37) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263746544369 LOT 2ASeller's Estimate: USD 2,500 - 3,500 Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom Period, 19th Dynasty, reign of Ramses II, ca. 1279 to 1213 BCE. A petite blue-glazed faience offering cup, cylindrical and tapering in form, with a slightly-flared foot and rim, with a single column illustrating the cartouche of Ramses II (also Rameses and Ramesses) delineated in black paint. The function of this vessel was funerary. Similar examples are inscribed with dedications to Sokar, the Egyptian god of the underworld, and give the king's name while saying that he was beloved by the underworld god Sokar. Faience cups were placed in tombs holding different kinds of food or drink as an offering. Blue faience symbolized the color of the Nile river, both on earth and in the afterlife. An extremely rare example. Size: 1.5" W x 2.25" H (3.8 cm x 5.7 cm). Faience was known as "tjehnet" to the ancient Egyptians, meaning brilliant or dazzling. It was made by grinding quartz or sand crystals together with various elements, including copper oxide, which gave it its distinctive blue-green tint. The Egyptians believed that blue faience reflected the color of the river Nile both on earth and in the afterlife, and funerary objects are often made from this material. A similar example with a second column of hieroglyphic text hammered for $3,760 at Christie's, New York Antiquities Auction (sale 9796, December 5 - 6, 2001, lot 322 [second from left]): Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #135588 Condition Report: Surface wear and abrasions commensurate with age as expected, fading to inscribed cartouche and blue glaze coloration, and some light roughness across most surfaces, otherwise intact and excellent. Nice earthen deposits throughout. Two old inventory stickers on base. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Exceptional Day 1 | Antiquities, Asian, Russian, Fine Art offered by Artemis Gallery Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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