Egyptian Alabaster Jar
C. 1500-1070 BC
A fine example of an Egyptian alabaster jar with a bulbous body and an out turned rim. Not only were these alabaster jars used for decoration as it resembled marble but also used as containers for ointment, perfume, and other cosmetic products.
In Ancient Egypt, the goddess Bastet who is depicted as a lioness, is often portrayed seated on top of alabaster vessels.
Small chips to rim and body otherwise in excellent condition and a beautiful piece.
Provenance: Ex Provincial Auction
Size; 47mm height x 59mm outer rim