Neo-Assyrian Alabaster Multi-Compartmented Cosmetic Container with Scorpion

GBP 1,250.00

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Object Description

A finely engraved Neo-Assyrian two-compartment, stone cosmetic container, with a scorpion sculpted in an idealised naturalistic style.

It features a wide rim with two evenly executed, rounded receptacles on the top. Its slightly convex walls rise from a flat, rectangular base, extending into gently carinated shoulders, which lead to a narrowing neck. A scorpion is engraved on the body, its claws, legs and rounded body sculpted in an extremely naturalistic manner. Its tail and raised stinger are rendered in a series of continuously connected globules, which is a typical ornamental practise frequently seen on Neo-Assyrian cylinder seals.

Date: Circa 911- 609 BC
Period: Neo-Assyrian

Object Condition

Very fine condition, with minor chippings to the encrusted rim

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:4 x H:2.2 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

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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