About this artwork
Egyptian alabaster is a form of limestone (calcite) that is found in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. It was favored for cosmetic and ritual offering dishes because of its beautiful color and translucent quality.
- Ancient Egyptian
- Egypt (Object made in)
- c. 3000 BCE–2613 BCE
- Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
- 7.8 × 21.5 × 20.3 cm (3 1/8 × 8 1/2 × 8 in.)
- Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris