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Hathor Unguentarium

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Hathor Unguentarium

Type: 
unguentarium
Material(s): 
glass
Designer/Maker: 
unknown
Markings: 
none
Origin: 
Egyptian
Date or Era: 
c. 100 BC
Dimensions: 
5 in. h./12.5 cm. h.
Special Features: 
An unguentarium is an ancient vessel created to hold fragrant oils to anoint and perfume skin (unguents).
Additional Information: 
Blown in mold (terra cotta). Hathor is the Egyptian goddess of motherhood and love. Image on one side.

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