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ID number:  ECM 1475
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Faience Cup
Object type:  Vessel
Culture:  Egyptian
Date made:  Middle Kingdom (13th Dynasty)
Collector:  Myers, William Joseph
Materials:  Faience
Provenance:  Upper Eg: Thebes.
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Deep bowl of dark blue faience, with rounded base and slightly flaring sides; horizontal band of hieroglyphic text 2 cm down from rim, much of the text now faded.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Inscribed with the name of king Khaneferre Sobekhotep IV

Bibliography:  Shaw, I. 2000. An Oxford History of Ancient Egypt. Oxford.

Spurr, S., Reeves, N., and Quirke, S. 1999. Egyptian Art at Eton College: Selections from the Myers Museum. Windsor and New York. (Page 22, Entry No. 17).

Notes:  The cup has been reconstructed from faience fragments, and could possibly have been a gift to the tomb owner for his service under the king (Spurr et al 1999: 22).

The throne name of the king, Khaneferre, can be read as: 'the appearance of the beauty/perfection of Re'. The concluding piece of text contains with the phrase: 'given life for eternity'. Sobekhotep IV was one of the last rulers of the 13th Dynasty, and during his reign Egypt began to lose their control over Nubia (Shaw 2000: 160-161).

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Myers, William Joseph
British
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