This ornamental vase is made of two pieces glued together and found in Tutankhamun's tomb . The upper part consists of the flask itself, which contained perfume.
The flask is flanked with the hieroglyphic Ankh sign of life, and the flowers and stems of the papyrus and the lotus, emblems of Upper and Lower Egypt. They are arranged symmetrically in openwork design.
They represent garlands that were used to decorate flasks on festive occasions. The flask and the surrounding signs are framed with raised stems depicting palm ribs, the hieroglyphic sign for "year."