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 fishes because of its beautiful color and translucent quality.
Currently Off View
- Arts of Africa
- Ancient Egyptian
- Made 3050 BCE–2630 BCE
- 18.6 × 14.5 × 14.5 cm (7 5/16 × 5 3/4 × 5 3/4 in.)
- Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris