Natron

Natron

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Description
Egyptian and other Bronze Age societies used natron (aka sodium carbonate) for making glass and embalming purposes. This sample was purchased from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Natron
Date made
-0663 to -0525 (B.C.)
place made
Egypt
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
overall in museum box: 2 5/8 in x 3 7/16 in x 4 3/4 in; 6.6675 cm x 8.73125 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
CH.319984
catalog number
319984
accession number
241592
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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