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Alabastron

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The base is rounded, and the rim is flattened and everted. The neck is flaring. It has knob handles on each side. It is discolored but finely grained. It may have been used for cosmetics. It is complete.

Provenance

From Abydos. 1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period or later, 1070 B.C., or later

Findspot

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

02.741

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels