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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Alabaster cosmetic pot
Date Made:2040-1782 BCE (Middle Kingdom, Dynasties 11-12)
Type:Container
Materials:White alabaster (calcite)
Place Made:Egypt
Measurements:overall: 1 1/2 x 1 11/16 in.; 3.81 x 4.2863 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1943.20.A.B(a)
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund, from the Caroline M. Galt Collection
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Description:
Squat jar with pronounced rim, for cosmetics.

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

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