Mystery at the Museum: The Case of the Egyptian Oinochoai

Marcus Vinicius Carvalho Pinto, André Patrício

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Located in the Portuguese city of Guimarães, the Sociedade Martins Sarmento’s Museum holds in its collection a unique and intriguing piece: an Egyptian glass oinochoai. This small Egyptian vase was supposedly found near to Lisbon, in a Luso-Roman sepulture, being later donated to the Museum. If so, this is the only case of this kind of Egyptian object found in Portugal and, however, has received no attention by any Egyptologist so far.
Is it really an Egyptian artefact? How did it reach Portugal in the first place? What story does it tell us? Focusing on the analysis of the artefact, as well as in an intensive search for information, try to answer these questions, as well as to provide a concise scientific
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2018
EventMediterranean Studies Association - Sant'Anna Institute, Sorrento, Italy
Duration: 30 May 20182 Jun 2018
Conference number: 21


ConferenceMediterranean Studies Association
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