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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
MEDIUM Faience
  • Reportedly From: Memphis, Egypt
  • DATES 305–30 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 2 1/2 x 2 3/8 in. (6.4 x 6 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 49.52.7a-b
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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. Three pieces broken off & repaired on rim. Knob repaired.
    CAPTION 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, 49.52.7a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 49.52.7a-b_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 49.52.7a-b_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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