Egyptian Cosmetic Jar

GBP 595.00

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Object Description

An Egyptian cosmetic jar made in alabaster, used for storing ointments. The large, cylindrical body features two small lug handles to the sides and a slightly pinched neck. A lid would have originally been part of the jar, keeping any liquids inside fresh to use.

Egyptian alabaster, also known as travertine, was frequently used for cosmetic jars in antiquity. As a soft and porous material it was easier to carve than marble. Such a jar would have likely held precious liquids and oils, used to anoint the body.

Object Condition

Fine condition.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:4.4 x H:6.5 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James