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Ointment Jar

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 6 1/8 x greatest diam. 3 7/8 in. (15.5 x 9.8 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A cylindrical vessel with flaring rim at top slight flare at bottom. Rim flat across top. Actual material is an indurated limestone, with a heavy red cast to it. Condition: Surface has acquired a sheen. A large chip has been taken from the rim and reattached at some time. Small chips and discolorations are apparent on the rim and body of the vessel.
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