About this object

Amphora shaped vase in dark blue glass, sand-core formed with the core carefully ground out. Round the rim are two circles of twisted turquoise and yellow glass threads. Below this, at the top of the neck, is a yellow glass circle thread striped with a turquoise glass thread. Round the lower part of the neck is a circle of turquoise glass thread and round the body is a circle of white glass thread between narrow bands of turquoise glass threads. On one side of the body are two yellow glass projections that are chipped. The rim and neck are broken and mended.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1390 BC - 1336 BC (Dynasty 18: Reigns of Amenhotep III - Akhenaten) about
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1850 about
  • Measurements
    155 mm x 59 mm x 65 mm
  • Note
    Ancient glass specialist, Birgit Schlick-Nolte considers it to be "a milk bottle for dedication to the goddess Hathor" (personal communication 21 October 2010). It is of the same shape as no. E 191 in the Akademisches Kunstmuseum, Bonn.
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner); Joseph Sams ( Collector, previous owner)

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  • Ägyptische und griechisch-römische Glaskunst in H. Beck, P. C. Bol, M. Bückling (eds.) Ägypten - Griechenland - Rom: Abwehr und Berührung

    Schlick-Nolte, Birgit

    Author: Schlick-Nolte, Birgit
    Publisher: Ernst Wasmuth Verlag
    Date: 2005
    Description: Catalogue of Egytpian glass with a footnote mentioned Liverpool M11763 (see esp. p. 667, cat. no. 266) with a parallel in Bonn and several others mentioned in the footnote.

  • Catalogue of the Mayer Collection Part 1. The Egyptian, Babylonian and Assyrian Antiquities. Second and Revised Edition

    Gatty, Charles

    Author: Gatty, Charles
    Publisher: The Committee of the Liverpool Free Public Library, Museum and Gallery of Art
    Date: 1879
    Description: 83 page illustrated catalogue of Joseph Mayer's Egyptian and Near Eastern collection that was on display. It also includes a small number of other collections, such as those given by Mr William Crosfield in 1861, some by Mr Charles Stoess in 1869, and others by Mr J. A. Tinne in 1870. Occasionally reference will be made to the provenance of objects, in particular if they are from the Joseph Sams or Lord Valentia collections. The woodcut illustrations were produced by the noted Victorian illustrator and engraver, Llewellynn Frederick William Jewitt FSA. Compared to Mayer's 1852 catalogue there are more detailed descriptions for inscribed objects such as stelae, giving names and titles and the character of the text. Much of this information was provided by Samuel Birch of the British Museum who visited the collections in March 1877.

  • Gifts of The Nile: Ancient Egyptian Arts and Crafts in Liverpool Museum

    Bienkowski, Piotr; Tooley, Angela

    Author: Bienkowski, Piotr; Tooley, Angela
    Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
    Date: 1995
    Description: A 130 page illustrated book that focuses on the Egyptian antiquities in World Museum's collections to provide a colourful introduction to the land and its culture in the Pharaonic period. An appendix explains the history of the collection and includes information about the Lady Lever Art Gallery Egyptian collection, which is also part of National Museums Liverpool.

  • Handbook and Guide to the Egyptian Collection on Exhibition in the Public Museums, Liverpool 4th Edition

    Newberry, Percy; Peet, Thomas Eric

    Author: Newberry, Percy; Peet, Thomas Eric
    Publisher: City of Liverpool Public Museums
    Date: 1932-03
    Description: The original handbook and guide was largey the work of Professor Newberry, before he retired from the Chair of Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. Professor T. E. Peet saw its completion, but also its revison in subsequent editions. The section on Meroe has been written by Miss D M Vaughan, M.A.

  • Historic Glass from Collections in North West England

    Publisher: Merseyside County Museums
    Date: 1979

  • Kostbare Glasgefäße aus dem "Schatzhaus" in: R. Hachmann (Hrsg.), Kamid el-Loz, 12. Schatzhausstudien, Saarbrücker Beiträge zur Altertumskunde 48

    Schlick-Nolte, Birgit

    Author: Schlick-Nolte, Birgit
    Date: 1996
    Description: Reference to Liverpool M11763 on page 194 and note 88 ,fig 1,6, pl. 35,6.

  • On Some Ancient Glass in the Mayer collection

    Gatty, Charles T

    Author: Gatty, Charles T
    Publisher: Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire
    Date: 1877
    Description: Article by the Assistant Curator of the Mayer Collection within the Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, read out by Gatty before the Society on 22 February 1877.


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1850
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Joseph Sams

    Owned from: 1833
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1850
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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