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One loop handle missing
26th Dynasty 664-332 BC
Size: 16.5cm high, 8.5cm dia. – 6½ ins high, 3¼ ins dia. (max)
Acquired in the 1950's
The object was to prevent the skin drying up and to keep it soft and supple. Some preparations were thought to be medicinally beneficial and others were perfumed with myrrh or frankincense to act as deodorants. All were kept in specially made unguent jars of various shapes made of faience, wood, glass, alabaster or other hard stones.