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 BC)

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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Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Vessel

Origin

Egypt

Date

3050 BC–2630 BC

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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