About this object

Tall serpentine cosmetic vessel with flat base, flaring cylindrical sides, and projecting rim which is chipped. The jar is made of black serpentine with small white specks and a white vein near the foot.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Serpentine
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang
  • Collector
    John Garstang
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    114 mm x 66 mm x 69 mm
  • Related people
    John Burges Eustace Garstang (Collector, previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • John Garstang

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1949
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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