Cup of the princess-priestess Nesikhonsu.
Faience. From the ‘Royal Cache’ at Deir Ελ-Bahri.
In the Twenty-first Dynasty (1070-945 B.C.), the offerings from the tombs of the pharaohs of the preceding period were gathered within a rocky cache in order to protect them from looting. This looting was the consequence of tumultuous period that followed the end of the New Kingdom.
The “Royal Cache” was discovered by antiquities robbers in 1880.