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Artefact No. 4: Alabaster Vessel, Middle Kingdom Egypt New

Artefact No. 4: Alabaster Vessel, Middle Kingdom Egypt New
Artefact No. 4: Alabaster Vessel, Middle Kingdom Egypt New
Artefact No. 4: Alabaster Vessel, Middle Kingdom Egypt New
Artefact No. 4: Alabaster Vessel, Middle Kingdom Egypt New
Artefact No. 4: Alabaster Vessel, Middle Kingdom Egypt New

2200 BC to 1800 BC

 

This vessel is carved from prized alabaster that was quarried from a known site by the Valley of the Kings in ancient Thebes. This temperamental material was particularly valued for its fleshy hues and glowing translucency. The combination of the small scale and the precise craftsmanship suggests that the vessel was intended to hold a cosmetic preparation such as ointment, kohl or perfume.

The Ancient Egyptian appreciation for luxury items and emphasis on grooming and hygiene were imbued with a reverence that exalted those processes to almost spiritual acts.

1.75 in / 4.4 cm high

1.65 in / 4.3 cm wide

$3,000.00
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2200 BC to 1800 BC

 

This vessel is carved from prized alabaster that was quarried from a known site by the Valley of the Kings in ancient Thebes. This temperamental material was particularly valued for its fleshy hues and glowing translucency. The combination of the small scale and the precise craftsmanship suggests that the vessel was intended to hold a cosmetic preparation such as ointment, kohl or perfume.

The Ancient Egyptian appreciation for luxury items and emphasis on grooming and hygiene were imbued with a reverence that exalted those processes to almost spiritual acts.

1.75 in / 4.4 cm high

1.65 in / 4.3 cm wide

Artefact No. 4: Alabaster Vessel, Middle Kingdom Egypt New
Artefact No. 4: Alabaster Vessel, Middle Kingdom Egypt New
Artefact No. 4: Alabaster Vessel, Middle Kingdom Egypt New
Artefact No. 4: Alabaster Vessel, Middle Kingdom Egypt New
Artefact No. 4: Alabaster Vessel, Middle Kingdom Egypt New
Artefact No. 4: Alabaster Vessel, Middle Kingdom Egypt New
Artefact No. 4: Alabaster Vessel, Middle Kingdom Egypt New
Artefact No. 4: Alabaster Vessel, Middle Kingdom Egypt New
Artefact No. 4: Alabaster Vessel, Middle Kingdom Egypt New
Artefact No. 4: Alabaster Vessel, Middle Kingdom Egypt New

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500 AD to 900 AD
 
This carved vessel excavated from the verdant jungles of Honduras depicts two ...
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Late 18th to early 19th century
 
"It was not until the eighteenth century that a concerted effor...
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1900 BC to 1700 BC
 

Outside - 5 inches high, 4.75 inches diameter
Inside - 3.75 inches high, 1....
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400 BC to 300 BC
 
In the Greek colonies of Southern Italy, known in antiquity as Magna Graecia, ...
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