Ointment jar with foot - ROM2018_16145_6


Ointment jar with foot

Medium:Travertine (Egyptian Alabaster)
Geography: Undetermined site, Egypt
Date: c. 1550-1295 BC
Period: 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom
6.9 × 8.2 cm
Object number: 900.2.157
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionThis small vase is of a type common in the Eighteenth Dynasty.  They are often found in tombs but have also been found in the ruins of the palace at Gurob.  They appear to have been used  to hold ointments  or other cosmetics and originally would have had a lid..
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