About this artwork
Egyptian alabaster is a form of limestone (calcite) that is found in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. It was favored for cosmetic and ritual offering fishes because of its beautiful color and translucent quality.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of Africa
- Ancient Egyptian
- 3050 BCE–2630 BCE
- 5.5 × 9.9 × 9.9 cm (2 3/16 × 3 7/8 × 3 7/8 in.)
- Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris