Near Eastern Alabaster Cosmetic Dish

GBP 750.00

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Object Description

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

Object Condition

Condition: fine condition with some erosions at the bottom

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:2.4 centimeters

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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