Cylindrical jar with flaring rim and base. Thick flat rim 25 mm thick. Trace of red writing on the base. Perfumed ointments and unguents were stored in jars like this. Compare with Ali el-Khouli, ‘Egyptian Stone Vessels, Predynastic Period to Dynasty III: Typology and Analysis’ (Mainz, 1978) nos. 913-929. Trace of red writing on the base like other objects from the collection of Robert de Rustafjaell. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Chipped, worn, surface dirt. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession number not recorded. Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 23 July 1930 Lot 68/2: "A trumpet Vase, 6 in. high; and another Vase, 4 in. high, with sides tapering upward from a flattened base, and with a flat rim, both in aragonite".