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
- Ancient and Byzantine Art
- Ancient Egyptian
- 3050 BC–2630 BC
- 5.5 × 9.9 × 9.9 cm (2 3/16 × 3 7/8 × 3 7/8 in.)
- Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris