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.
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.
Period: Early Bronze Age
Condition: Fine condition with some erosions at the bottom.