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Bag-shaped cosmetic jar with lid

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The jar contains oil. The base is rounded, and the rim is slightly rolled and everted. The lid is disc shaped. The surface is worn. It is complete.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. 1913: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over. Findspot Information: From Kerma. Su 756

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2061–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.4266

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels