Egyptian Alabaster bowl, Middle Kingdom, Circa 1985-1773 BC

Material:  Alabaster
Conservation:  Repaired
Material:  Alabaster
Dimensions:  3,5 x 9 cm
Provenance:  Archaeological Gallery, Israel, 2014. Export authorization from the Israel Antiquities Authority No. 526597 with date 21/08/2014 / This piece is accompanied by an export certificate from the Spanish Ministry of Culture No. 2020/01852 with date 13/03/2020 and certificate of authenticity.
Exhibited:  Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)
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This small alabaster bowl was used to store cosmetics. These ointments were normally made from materials that were not very perishable as they were usually used in funerary rituals and ended up being part of the trousseau for the afterlife. In this case, alabaster is a difficult material to work with and to obtain, which makes the item very special.

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