Egyptian balsamarium (bottle for unguents or perfumes) consisting of a male figure kneeling in front of a waterskin, on which he rests his left arm (the right arm is lost). On the top of his head a tall palm tree forms the mouth of the jar.


  • Title: Ceramic balsamarium
  • Date Created: 590-580 BC circa
  • Location Created: Taranto, Contrada Vaccarella, via Messapia, 1926
  • Physical Dimensions: 9.7 cm (height); 4.2 cm (width)
  • Medium: Faience
  • Room: Room VII, showcase 59, 1.18

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