Date Made/Found: about 1200 BC
Material and Medium: Faience
Dimensions: Overall: 155 x 56 x 56mm (6 1/8 x 2 3/16 x 2 3/16in.)
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Accession Number: J1939.61
This blue pot was used to store perfume or make-up. It is made of faience, a glassy ceramic material often used by the Ancient Egyptians.
The pot was collected by Sir Robert Mond (1867-1938), who was a British chemist, archaeologist and president of the Egypt Exploration Society. He bequeathed his collection to the British Museum which then distributed some of it to other museums, including Sheffield City Museum.