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Ointment Jar with Lid

A work made of anhydrite.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of anhydrite.

Date:

Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12 (about 1976–1794 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

The perfume and scented ointments that both men and women in ancient Egypt wore were also important in religious and funerary rites. This vessel typifies the classic form of ointment jar– with a flaring top and flat disk lid- that was used for over 3,000 years in Egypt.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Africa

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Ointment Jar with Lid

Origin

Egypt

Date

1976 BCE–1794 BCE

Medium

Anhydrite

Dimensions

a (jar): 5.1 × 4.2 × 4.3 cm (2 × 1 11/16 × 1 11/16 in.) b (lid): .5 × 4.4 × 4.4 cm (3/16 × 1 3/4 × 1 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty and Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1894.624a-b

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