- Middle Kingdom
- Dynasty 11
- reign of Mentuhotep II, possibly
- ca. 2051–2000 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb MMA 101, Chamber 4, east, MMA excavations, 1926–27
- Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
- H. 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1927
- Accession Number:
Discovered within a wooden box with a sliding top (27.3.1), this is the type of vessel that likely would have been used to hold some sort of perfumed oil or unguent. It is one of five cosmetic vessels, all of a creamy, beautifully veined travertine (Egyptian alabaster).