Fragmentary Ointment Jar Inscribed for Unas
Egyptian cleansing materials made the skin very dry, especially in the desert climate. Most Egyptians who could afford it followed daily washing with ointments rubbed into the skin. These ointments were often scented.
- Medium: Alabaster
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 2371-2350 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late V Dynasty
- Period: Old Kingdom
- Dimensions: 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm) high x 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm) diameter (show scale)
- Inscriptions: Inscribed for Horus Wadj-tawy the Nsw-bity, Unas
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 37.76E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Fragmentary Ointment Jar Inscribed for Unas, ca. 2371-2350 B.C.E. Alabaster, 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm) high x 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm) diameter. Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.76E. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: One cylindrical alabaster vessel with flat top. Flaring rim and base. Inscribed for the Horus Wadj-tawy the Nsw-bity, Unas. Condition: The rear of the vessel is completely broken off—almost down to the bottom. Front edge of the foot is much chipped.
- Record Completeness: Best (89%)