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Bowl

A work made of travertine (egyptian alabaster).
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of travertine (egyptian alabaster).

Date:

Early Dynastic Period–Old Kingdom, Dynasty 1–3, 3000–2613 BCE

Artist:

Egyptian

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.

Status

On View, Gallery 50

Department

Arts of Africa

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Bowl

Place

Egypt (Object made in)

Date

c. 3000 BCE–2613 BCE

Medium

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Dimensions

7.8 × 21.5 × 20.3 cm (3 1/8 × 8 1/2 × 8 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1892.6

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