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Cosmetic Vessel (Cylinder Beaker)

1980–1801 BCE
Diameter of mouth: 5.6 cm (2 3/16 in.); Overall: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)
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Jars of this shape and material are common in Middle Kingdom tombs. This one, however, is inscribed with the Egyptian word merhet, which means "perfumed oil," and after thousands of years it still has traces of sweet-smelling resin.
Cosmetic Vessel (Cylinder Beaker)

Cosmetic Vessel (Cylinder Beaker)

1980–1801 BCE

Egypt, Middle Kingdom (2040–1648 BCE), Dynasty 12

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