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Beaker of Nesi-Khons
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Beaker of Nesi-Khons

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Description The inscription on the cup contains the name of the "great chieftainess of the harem of Amen, Nesi-Khons," the wife of the high priest of Amen at Thebes, Pinodjem II. The beaker was found with 63 others in the famous cache of the royal mummies at Deir el-Bahari (Thebes).
  • Faience: The Colors of the Heavens. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003-2004.
Provenance Rev. William MacGregor, Tamworth, Staffordshire, by 1898; Sale, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, June 26-29 and July 4-6, 1922, no. 252; Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York, 1922, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] On the cup: great chieftainess of the harem of Amen, Nesi-Khons
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923

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ca. 973 BC (Third Intermediate Period)
Egyptian faience
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H: 2 3/8 x W: 2 3/4 in. (6.1 x 7 cm)
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