|Photocredit: The Walters Art Museum|
This small cosmetic vessel is carved with an openwork frieze of heraldic birds flanking a cartouche with the name "King's daughter, Nubet-meryt." Meretnubt was a daughter of King Thutmose I (1504-1492 BC). Separating the two heraldic groups are two snakes flanking a column. Above the openwork frieze is carved a series of alternating open and closed lotus flowers which ring the neck of the vessel. The glaze is particularly green in appearance.
Period: ca. 1500 BC (New Kingdom)
Medium: steatite with glaze
Accession number: 48.1388
Measurements: 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 in. (5.4 x 5.4 cm) (h. x diam.)