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New Year's flask

The Egyptian New Year's flask is an exceptional piece of the Iberian Peninsula. It was manufactured around 600 BC in Sais, the capital of Egypt in Dynasty XXVI. It is made of sandy-clay (faience) and was covered in a green-blue glaze, barely preserved, which represents the water of the river Nile. On the sides of the flask it has hieroglyphic inscriptions that say: “May the god Ptah open a happy new year to its owner” (left) and “May the goddess Neit give life and health to its owner” (right). Ptah, “the Lord of magic” was a healing god; Neit, the…



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