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Cosmetics Container


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Description Carved in the round and embellished with reliefs showing a woman and a bird, this wooden object comprises a narrow bottle that once contained mascara or another similar substance. Other comparable pieces are known from Late Antique Egypt.
Provenance Giovannia Dattari, Cairo, by purchase; Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 17, 1912, lot 566; Henry Walters, Baltimore, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
6th-7th century (Late Antique)
Medium
wood
(Wood)
Accession Number
61.124
Measurements
H: 10 5/8 in. (27 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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