- Middle Kingdom
- Dynasty 12
- reign of Amenemhat I
- ca. 1981–1952 B.C.
- From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Pyramid Temple of Amenemhat I, foundation deposit, MMA excavations, 1908–09
- Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1908
- Accession Number:
This small ointment jar was part of a foundation deposit comprising 25 vessels of pottery and Egyptian alabaster, 1 stone burnisher of Egyptian alabaster, and 10 rough grinders of sandstone. The deposit was discovered in a pit along the axis of the pyramid temple of Amenemhat I at Lisht North, where it had been buried during rituals performed by the king to mark the beginning of the temple's construction.
See also 08.200.15b, 08.200.15c, 08.200.bb, 08.200dd, 08.200.15ff, and 08.200.15jj.