Egyptian alabastron with an ovoid shape and two handles, one of which is missing. It has a hieroglyphic inscription around the whole piece at the same level as the handles. The hieroglyphic text states: "... Your heart shall become intoxicated in order to do what constantly pleases your heart. Become intoxicated until eternity. Be happy while you are sober. She always loves intoxication. Plait a crown and place it on your head (after) she has covered herself with incense. Always act in accordance with your heart Protect Osor(kon)`s ka in Bubastis..." . Bubastis is a place located in the Nile Delta; Osorkon was a figure related to the royal family in Bubastis who must have lived in the period of the Libyan kings, between the 9th-8th centuries BC. The inscription is a reference to the jubilant effect of wine related to the figure of Osorkon, who would receive the wine contained in this exceptional vessel. This alabastron forms part of the funerary set of pieces from tomb 15 of the necropolis of Laurita, in which the ashes of the deceased were contained.


  • Title: Alabastron
  • Date Created: 701 - 620 BC.
  • Location: Almuñécar. Granada
  • Type: Stone-Vessels
  • Medium: Alabaster

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