A Near Eastern miniature cosmetic dish made in alabaster, with three beast feet, possibly lion’s feet. This vessel is used to grind, mix and apply ingredients for facial or body cosmetics. Inked number 88.349 at the bottom.
Cosmetics products, such as eyeliner, were widely used in the Near East during ancient times. Various vessels were designed to facilitate with skincare and make-up procedures.
Period: mid 2nd millennium BC