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Ointment pot, Egypt, 2000-100 BCE
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L0065469 Credit Science Museum, London, Wellcome Images
Egyptian vessels from this era vary in size and shape. Very small jars held expensive liquids such as opium suspended in oil. Large jars stored wine and household ingredients. The tapered bases of oil jars such as this could be pushed into the ground to keep the jar upright. This example is made from alabaster. Other materials used included wood, clay, metal and glass.

maker: Unknown maker

Place made: Egypt
made: 2000-100BCE
Collection: Wellcome Images
Library reference no.: Science Museum A634855

Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



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