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Hellenistic Period Alabastron - PF.0139
Origin: Israel
Circa: 300 BC to 100 BC

Collection: Classical Antiquities
Style: Hellenistic
Medium: Alabaster

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Location: United States
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Description
In the ancient Near East, there was a long tradition for carving vessels from radiant alabaster. Graceful cups, bowls and jars found in the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankamen were made from this lovely stone, and its use has continued on until the present day. This exquisite jar was probably created to hold ointments or perfumes at the heath of the Classical Age. Even empty, it seems to glow with an inner light, the essence of something rare and wonderful. - (PF.0139)

 

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