Oil Jar with Lid

A work made of stone.
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Date:

Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12 (about 1976–1794 BC)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

The perfume and scented ointments that both men and women in ancient Egypt wore were also important in religious and funerary rites. This vessel typifies the classic form of ointment jar – with a flaring top and flat disk lid- that was used for over 3,000 years in Egypt.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Oil Jar with Lid

Origin

Egypt

Date

1976 BC–1794 BC

Medium

Stone

Dimensions

a (jar): 7.9 × 7.4 × 7.4 cm (3.14 × 2.95 × 2.94 in) b (lid): .5 × 7.4 × 7.4 cm (.21 × 2.92 × 2.95 in)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty and Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1894.617a-b

Extended information about this artwork

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