Seller: hix.antiquitatis (692) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 272210936631 Egyptian Faience New Year Flask An ancient Egyptian green faience New Year flask or ampulla of lentoid form, with an incised decorative band at the shoulder. Late Period, XXVIth Dynasty, Ca. 672-525 BC. Height: 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm). Body intact, spout restored. The New Year for the ancient Egyptians began in late Summer with the beginning of the inundation of the Nile. It is thought that these vessels, traditional offerrings that were especially popular in the Saite 26th Dynasty, contained sacred Nile water. Confer: F.D. Frieman ed., Gifts of the Nile; Ancient Egyptian Faience, (Rhode Island, 1998), p. 138, nos. 126, 127.Formerly in the collection of Professor Winkler, Berlin, acquired from Nicholas Tano, Cairo (d. 1924) in the 1920's or earlier. #3134 GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBEDHIXENBAUGH ANCIENT ART, NEW YORKMember: Appraisers Association of America (AAA) Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art (CINOA) See our 'about me' page for our credentials and expertise. All antiquities we handle are authentic and legally acquired. Every piece is accompanied by a complete description with photo and signed guarantee of authenticity. See our web site for more examples of fine ancient art.