This bowl is part of a set of small funerary objects in the name of Nesikhonsou, mistress of the harem of Amon and Pinedjem II, her husband, High Priest of Amon during the reign of Siamoun during the 3rd intermediate period.
In bright blue and elegant sober earthenware, inscriptions appear on each of them, slightly different. Four of these cups were acquired by the British officer William Myers, a passionate Egyptologist and a great collector.
These are among the many items sold by a theban family, the Abd el-Rassoul. Traffickers of antiquity, they were the first to discover the royal cache of Deir El-Bahari where the mummies of several famous kings and queens from the 17th to the 20th dynasty had been hidden to protect them from looters; this cache was originally the burial of Nesikhonsu and Pinedjem II.
Blue enamelled terracotta