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Alabaster Unguentarium

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Alabaster Unguentarium

Type: 
unguentarium
Material(s): 
alabaster
Designer/Maker: 
unknown
Markings: 
none
Origin: 
Egyptian
Date or Era: 
1085 BC - 715 BC
Dimensions: 
3-1/4 in. h.
Special Features: 
An unguentarium is an ancient vessel created to hold fragrant oils to anoint and perfume skin (unguents).
Additional Information: 
Hand carved from a single piece of beige alabaster. Probably quarried at Hatnub in the lower Nile Valley. Two small knobs on sides.

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