Description This small cosmetic vessel is carved with an openwork frieze of heraldic birds flanking a cartouche with the name "King's daughter, Nubet-meryt." Meretnubt was a daughter of King Thutmose I (1504-1492 BCE). Separating the two heraldic groups are two snakes flanking a column. Above the openwork frieze is carved a series of alternating open and closed lotus flowers which ring the neck of the vessel. The glaze is particularly green in appearance.
Provenance Price Collection; Rev. William MacGregor, Tamworth, Staffordshire, by 1898; MacGregor Collection Sale, Sotheby's, London, 1922, no. 279; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, 1922, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] king's daughter, Nubet-meryt
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923
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