Cup - ROM2018_16145_79



Medium:Travertine (Egyptian Alabaster)
Geography: Undetermined site, Egypt
Date: c. 1550-1069 BC
Period: 18th-20th Dynasty, New Kingdom
10.1 x 6.3 cm
Object number: 909.80.141
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt

This elegant little cup was carved from travertine. The foot was carved separately and attached by means of a small cylindrical tenon which can be seen on the underside.

Small stemmed goblets became fashionable among the elite as drinking cups from the middle of the Eighteenth Dynasty to the end of the New Kingdom.  They were a luxury item, usually made in stone or glass, faience or metal.  They appear frequently in tomb paintings of banqueting scenes. 

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