Faience Cup with the Cartouche of Pharaoh Osorkon II.

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Third Intermediate period, 22nd dynasty, 881/880 to 852/851 B.C.
Material: Faience
Dimensions: 6 cm high
Price: 4 800 Euro
Ref: 1108
Provenance: Collection Alfred Obrecht, acquired 1980 at the Galerie Wey & Co, Luzern. Published in “Kunst der Antike”, catalogue 11, no. 315.
Condition: Parts of the lettering darkened, otherwise intact.
Description: Cup of light green faience depicting the cartouche of pharaoh Osorkon II. He was the fifth pharaoh of the 22nd dynasty and is famous for his buildings in Bubastis and Thebes. Under his reign the Assyrian threat increased for the Egyptian kingdom, but he was still able to rule for 29 years according to the latest research results.