Anhydrite vessel



Accession Number
W1405
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Stone case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Jar
Classification
Aston Type 159
Period
Second Intermediate Period
Material
Stone/minerals (Anhydrite)
Provenance
Egypt, Abydos
Measurements
Height: 42mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

An anhydrite ointment jar from Abydos (Aston type 159). It dates to the Second Intermediate Period. Most anhydrite dates from the Middle Kingdom to the Second Intermediate Period. The exact source of the stone is unknown but it probably came from mines near the Nile Valley. It was purchased by Wellcome from the Berens collection in 1923.