One of a Set of Jars for Seven Sacred Oils or Unguents
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Funerary Gallery 2, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
One of seven blue-green faience ointment jars of semi cylindrical form, each with separate cover. Flat base, sides taper outward slightly to projecting rim, interior and exterior glazed; in single column down front of each jar inscription in purple blue glaze. Flat circular cover, with mortise; upright disk knob in center with purple-blue band extending on top of cover.
Condition: In general, good. Glaze somewhat deteriorated. Small chip at rim; glaze flaked inside. Knob broken and repaired.
One of a Set of Jars for Seven Sacred Oils or Unguents, 305-30 B.C.E. Faience, 2 1/2 x 2 3/8 in. (6.4 x 6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 49.52.6a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 49.52.6a-b_PS9.jpg)
overall, 49.52.6a-b_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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