Globular shouldered cosmetic jar with handles

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 13
1783–about 1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 13 x 8.5 cm (5 1/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

02.687

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It has a wide mouth. There are tiny handles on each side. It has horizontal veining. One side is decomposed.

Provenance

From Abydos. 1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription