Cosmetic jar with lid

Middle Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 111

26.7.1439–.1442 are ointment jars that were found scattered at the bottom of a tomb shaft at Thebes. Nearby was a box belonging to a man named Kemeni (26.7.1438). Kemeni's box has a drawer with spaces for eight small ointment jars, so it is assumed that the box and jars go together.

Cosmetic jar with lid, Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

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