<em>One of a Set of Jars for Seven Sacred Oils or Unguents</em>, 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, 49.52.5a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 49.52.5a-b_PS9.jpg)

One of a Set of Jars for Seven Sacred Oils or Unguents

Medium: Faience

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:305–30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 2 1/2 x 2 3/8 in. (6.4 x 6 cm)


Museum Location: Funerary Gallery 2, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 49.52.5a-b

Image: 49.52.5a-b_PS9.jpg,

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, each with mortise; upright disk knob in center with purple-blue band extending on top of cover. Condition: In general, good. Glaze somewhat deteriorated. Cracked glaze inside of vessel. Chip at glaze from rim.

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