Globular shouldered cosmetic jar with handles
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 13
1783–about 1640 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Abydos
Height x diameter: 13 x 8.5 cm (5 1/8 x 3 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
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.
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)
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription