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Ointment pot, Egypt, 3100-2134 BCE

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This small ointment pot sat within the palm of the hand. It may have held medicines or ointments. The marble is shaped into an oval. It is hollowed to create a well in which ointment was stored. It may also have been used to mix ingredients that formed the basis of Egyptian cosmetics. maker: Unknown maker Place made: Egypt


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