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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Cosmetic vessel
Date Made:2498-2181 BCE (Old Kingdom, Dynasties 5-6)
Type:Container
Materials:Alabaster (calcite)
Place Made:Africa; Egypt
Measurements:Overall: 3 11/16 in x 1 7/16 in x 1 7/16 in x 1 7/16 in; 9.4 cm x 3.7 cm x 3.7 cm x 3.7 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.9.A.B(a)
Credit Line:Purchase with Acquisition Fund
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Currently on view

Description:
Cosmetic vessel with pointed bottom and flaring rim. It would have been held upright in a ring-shaped stand.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; cosmetics; vanity; vessels; containers; beauty; grooming

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