Faience aryballos in the form of a male head with archaic features. The broad head shows a prominent nose, and fleshy lips. The small almond-shaped eyes with irises in applied dark-brown.
A striated band along the forehead running from ear to ear, with horn-like spikes at center.
Ointment vase with flat base, central opening with short spout and strap handle on top.
Similar perfume vases are known from Naukratis, a Greek trading station in the Nile Delta.
For a related example, cf. UC8952 in the Petrie Museum database.
Ceramic, remains of faience
Egyptian, 6th century BC
H. 4.4 cm (1.7 in)
Intact, fine condition. Remains of green glaze in places.
German private collection since the 1960s.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.