Cosmetic Pitcher

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height x width: 11.8 x 4.8 cm (4 5/8 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1479

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It is made of a fine grained stone. A handle is attached at the shoulder and neck. The base is flat and footed, and the rim is flattened and everted. The rim is broken. Two parallel bands decorate the neck. The foot is chipped. Otherwise, it is complete.

Provenance

By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames.
(Accession date: August 3, 1911.)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames