Fragmentary Ointment Jar Inscribed for Unas
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Egyptian cleansing materials made the skin very dry, especially in the desert climate. Most Egyptians who could afford it followed daily washing with ointments rubbed into the skin. These ointments were often scented.
Egyptian alabaster (calcite)
ca. 2371-2350 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 5
3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm) high x 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm) diameter (show scale)
Inscribed for Horus Wadj-tawy the Nsw-bity, Unas
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Fragmentary Ointment Jar Inscribed for Unas, ca. 2371-2350 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster (calcite), 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm) high x 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm) diameter. Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.76E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.76E_front_PS2.jpg)
front, 37.76E_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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One cylindrical alabaster vessel with flat top. Flaring rim and base. Inscribed for the Horus Wadj-tawy the Nsw-bity, Unas.
Condition: The rear of the vessel is completely broken off—almost down to the bottom. Front edge of the foot is much chipped.
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