Alabaster ointment jug, Middle Empire, 2050-1750 B.C.

Material:  Alabaster
Conservation:  Good condition
Material:  Alabaster
Dimensions:  5 cm
Provenance:  Private Collection, Brussels / Archaeological Gallery, Spain, 2015 / All the pieces we offer for sale combine export authorization issued by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and certificate of authenticity
Exhibited:  Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)
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Alabaster is one of the most precious materials of Ancient Egypt, used for funerary furnishings and the most complex rites of mummification. This type of container was used to contain the ointments typical of mummification. Its stylization and design make it one of the most stylized ointments preserved from Egyptian antiquity. This jug has the particularity that it has a spherical body.

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