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“May (the god) Ptah open a good year for its (the flask’s) lord.”
“May (the god) Re open a good year for its (the flask’s) lord.”
12.7 × 12.7 × 8.9 cm (5 × 5 × 3 1/2 in.)
Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, Robert H. Fleming, and Norman W. Harris
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Thomas George Allen, A Handbook of The Egyptian Collection (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1923), p. 86.
The Art Institute of Chicago, acquired in 1894; price reimbursed by Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, Robert H. Fleming, and Norman W. Harris.
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