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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.