Ointment Jar



Cylindrical jar with a carved wavy band below the jar rim that imitates rope. Perfumed ointments and unguents were stored in jars like this. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Surface loss, area of rim missing, running crack from rim, surface dirt. Compare with Ali el-Khouli, ‘Egyptian Stone Vessels, Predynastic Period to Dynasty III: Typology and Analysis’ (Mainz, 1978) nos. 583-611. Danson Catalogue 2 no. 9.