Flask - ROM2018_16146_8

ROM2018_16146_8

Flask

Medium:Basalt
Geography: Undtermined site, Egypt
Date: c. 1550-1069 BC
Period: 18th-20th Dynasty, New Kingdom
Dimensions:
5.3 × 3.5 × 1.9 cm
Object number: 909.80.154
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
Description

This very charming little container is a real tour de force.  The banded basalt was undoubtedly chosen for its dramatic contrasting colours and sharp lines. It is too small to have contained more than a few drops of some precious ointment or perfume.  It’s hard to imagine it as anything but a very elegant present given to show the donor’s taste and care, even more than to be useful.


Collection:
Egypt
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