Near Eastern Alabaster Cosmetic Dish


A Near Eastern miniature cosmetic dish made in alabaster, with three beast feet (possibly a lion’s). The number 88.349 is inked at the bottom.

Date: Middle 2nd Millennium BC
Period: Early Bronze Age
Condition: Fine condition with some erosions at the bottom.


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Cosmetics products, such as eyeliner, were widely used in the Near East during ancient times. Various vessels were designed to facilitate skincare and the application of make-up, and this one would have been used to grind, mix, and apply ingredients for facial or body cosmetics.

Weight 34.2 g
Dimensions H 2.4 cm



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