Egypt Picture - Standing Lion Unguent Jar

Standing Lion Unguent Jar

Standing Lion Unguent Jar




Standing Lion Unguent Jar


Found in the annex, this jar was one of the more than fifty vessels in King Tutankhamun's tomb. Made of calcite like the others, it is distinguished by its form which has the shape of a lion; its head and body, which were hollowed out, held the unguent. The crown functioned either as a stopper or projecting neck and mouth for the jar. Unlike the many other containers in the tomb, this one still retained its contents, despite the fact that the crown had been detached in antiquity.

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