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Vessel

A work made of alabaster.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of alabaster.

Date:

Archaic Period/Old Kingdom, Dynasty 1–3 (3050–2630 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 fishes because of its beautiful color and translucent quality.

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Arts of Africa

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Vessel

Origin

Egypt

Date

Made 3050 BCE–2630 BCE

Medium

Alabaster

Dimensions

18.6 × 14.5 × 14.5 cm (7 5/16 × 5 3/4 × 5 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1892.7

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