Ointment Vessel

A work made of egyptian alabaster.
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  • A work made of egyptian alabaster.

Date:

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (about 1550–1292 BC)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

Cosmetic vessels were made in many forms, including open bowls, and footed dishes. The handle on the cosmetic dish represents a pomegranate, a fruit associated with sexual attraction.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Ointment Vessel

Origin

Egypt

Date

1550 BC–1292 BC

Medium

Egyptian alabaster

Dimensions

6.5 × 10.6 × 10.6 cm (2 1/2 × 4 1/8 × 4 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, Robert H. Fleming, and Norman W. Harris

Reference Number

1894.385

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