Ointment Jar



Cylindrical jar with flaring rim and base. Banded Egyptian alabaster. Perfumed ointments and unguents were stored in jars like this. Danson Catalogue 2 no. 19: 'Sent to me by J.R.D. from Cairo'. Base is marked in ink 'From J.R.D. P.T. 40 No. 19'. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Chipped, cracked, surface dirt,label adhered to surface.