Golden Mummies : Perfume bottle

Golden Mummies

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Small faience perfume bottle - or alabastron - in the shape of a baboon. A lotus flower shaped opening surmounts the head. Details of this and the eyes of baboon are picked out in yellow. It holds right arm up to mouth and one arm on a basket. A marsh scene in two registers decorates the basket. Above a water-bird emerging; the bird has black-brown spots on belly and lines on wings, implying a date of between 850 and 600 BCE. Such Egyptian forms - known as Aegyptiaca - were popularly traded around the eastern Mediterranean. This object was purchased in Egypt.</p>

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