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ankh

a hieroglyphic sign for life, similar to a cross but with a loop in place of the upper arm and usually worn as jewelry

cartouche

an elliptical symbol encircling the inscribed birth and coronation names of the king

frieze

a band of images or ornaments usually on a wall

plumes

large feathers, usually worn on a crown or headdress

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This double-sided ointment container of gold-plated wood is inlaid with colored glass paste.

Each side is composed of two inward-facing cartouches containing the figure of the king squatting on the Heb, or festival, sign.

The four images of the king differ slightly and have been interpreted as showing him in different stages of his life.

The lid is adorned with the sun disk and double plumes; the base is plated with silver and decorated with a frieze of Ankh, or life, signs.

Dimensions:  Height 16 cm  Width 8.8 cm

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Culture:

Pharaonic

Technique:

Embossed
  Hammering
  Chased
  Inlaid

Style:

New Kingdom

Materials:

Carnelian
  Gold
  Glass
  Silver
  Ivory
Type Type

Type:

Cosmetic and Medical Equipment
Map Map

Location: 

Egyptian Museum

Created: 

Valley of the Kings
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Created: 

18th Dynasty

Acquired: 

1934 AD
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