Barakat Gallery
Login | Register | User Services | Search | Newsletter Sign-up
Barakat Gallery
HOME : Egyptian Antiquities : Archive : Egyptian Beige Marble Globular Vessel
Click to view original image.
Egyptian Beige Marble Globular Vessel - X.0069
Origin: Egypt
Circa: 2600 BC to 2400 BC
Dimensions: 5.625" (14.3cm) high
Collection: Egyptian
Medium: Marble


Additional Information: SOLD

Location: United States
Ask a Question
Email to a Friend
Previous Item
Next Item
Description
This beige marble vessel probably served as a cosmetics container. Vessels of a similar size and shape dating from the Middle Kingdom were known to be eye make-up containers. We can picture an ancient princess dabbing her hands inside this vessel before applying the cosmetics to her eyes. The vessel is of a somewhat flattened spherical shape with a gently rounded bottom. The shoulders taper inwards towards the neck, which flares outwards into a wide flat rim. Although the exterior has been smoothly polished, the interior features ten bore holes arranged around the bottom as well as other drill markings along the sides. - (X.0069)

 

Home About Us Help Contact Us Services Publications Search
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Security

Copyright (c) 2000-2022 by Barakat, Inc. All Rights Reserved

contact-form@barakatgallery.com - TEL 310.859.8408 - FAX 310.276.1346

coldfusion hosting