This faience vase is a typical example of artistic amalgamation in the ancient Mediterranean. It bears the cartouche (royal symbol) of Pharaoh Amasis. Shaped in the typical 6th c. BC Greek pottery form (Corinthian aryballos), this perfume oil container was made and inscribed in Egypt, and then exported to Cyprus, to end up in the tomb of an elite person at Marion. This vase is part of the Department of Antiquities' (Cyprus) collection.
|Collection||Department of Antiquities, Cyprus/ The Cyprus Institute - STARC|
|Year||569 - 525 BC|