Royal vessel of the reign of Pepi II

Old Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 103

The thick walls of stone vessels helped to keep cool the valuable cosmetic oils and ointments they frequently held, and their exquisite workmanship and high quality underlined the precious nature of the contents.
This toilet vessel bears the cartouches of Pepi II.

Royal vessel of the reign of Pepi II, Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

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