This high alabaster vessel from the collection of the State Museum of Fine Art originates from the famous
burial complex of Djoser, a king of the 3rd dynasty. The vessel is made from the so-called Egyptian
alabaster or calc spar, the favourite material of the Ancient Egyptians. Alabaster has white or light-yellow
colour and an attractive natural pattern, and its fine cuts are translucent. It was widely used in
architecture, sculpture, arts and crafts of Ancient Egypt.