Old Babylonian Bird-Shaped Alabaster Cosmetic Vessel

GBP 1,500.00

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Object Description

A finely carved, delicate Old Babylonian alabaster cometic vessel, in the shape of a naturalistically expressed bird. The vessel features a wide opening on the back, into which kohl or ointment might have been stored. The bird has an elegantly sculpted head, featuring a pointed beak and the legs are realistically carved to be tucked under its recumbent body.

Date: Circa 2000-1800 BC

Object Condition

The top of the opening is chipped away, signs of ageing remain visible to the surface

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:6.8 x H:3.4 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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