Bowl - ROM2018_16145_40



Medium:Travertine (Egyptian Alabaster)
Geography: Undetermined site, Egypt
Date: c. 1550-1295 BC
Period: 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom
6.7 x 11.5 cm
Object number: 909.80.107
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionThis style of elegant bowl came into use during the Eighteenth Dynasty, during the reign of Thutmosis III.    One was found in the Theban tomb of the architect Kha and his wife Meryt, who lived during the reign of Amenhotep III.  When found it still contained pomade, which has led to the assumption that all bowls of this shape were used to hold ointment or unguent, perhaps for the use of guests at parties.  Such bowls were fashionable luxury items in the cosmopolitan elite society of the high New Kingdom.
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