57. Alabaster Ornamental Unguent Vase upon Trellis Table Stand.
Position: (?) in original position.
Max. H. 52.9; Max. W. 27.7; H. of vase including lid 36.2; W. of vase including side
ornament 27.0. H. of table stand, 16.7, W. of table stand, 27.7. B. of table 8.2.
Elongated vase flanked with open-work floral ornament carved out of one block of alabaster,
cemented to a trellis stand also in open work and cut out a single block of alabaster.
The bowl of the vase bears <> within a rectangle surmounted with <>, incised and filled in
with black pigment. The flank ornament of the vase comprises lotus and papyrus floral design
in open work, symbolizing the binding of the "Two Lands" (i.e. Up. and Low. Eg.) with an
outer margin rnpt-hfn <>signifying a number of years. One the lower margin <> on one
side and <> on the other, lightly incised. The trellis table stand in open work has a torus and
cavetto shaped top.
The lid still adheres to the mouth of the vase.