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New Year's Flask
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New Year's Flask


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Description This lentil-shaped New Year's flask has two small baboons that appear at either side of the neck atop a band of hieroglyphic inscriptions. Such flasks may once have held a liquid used in a ceremony to mark the beginning of the new agricultural year, which began in late summer, when the Nile River began to flood.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/21/1998Examinationsurvey
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1922, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1922

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Period
mid 7th-mid 6th century BCE (Late Period)
Medium
Egyptian faience with green and blue glazes
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.419
Measurements
H: 5 11/16 x W: 4 13/16 x D: 2 5/8 in. (14.5 x 12.2 x 6.7 cm)
Geography
  • Egypt (Place of Discovery)

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