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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 (about 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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Africa

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Vessel

Place

Egypt (Object made in)

Date

3050 BCE–2630 BCE

Medium

Alabaster

Dimensions

11.4 × 6.3 × 6.3 cm (4 1/2 × 2 1/2 × 1 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1912.1844

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