Oil Tablet
Oil Tablet
Egypt (Giza, G 7671A), Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323-2150 B.C.E.
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), H x W x D: 8.0 x 16.7 x 1.0 cm (3 1/8 x 6 9/16 x 3/8 in.)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition 1931,MFA #31.796
Photo © Joan Ann Lansberry

"This tablet is inscribed with the names of the seven sacred oils used to anoint the body at particular points in the funerary ritual. It also has depressions to hold a drop of each type of oil." (From info card)