An Egyptian Limestone Cosmetic Jar, Reign of Hatshepsut, ca. 1479 – 1458 BCE
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This style of elegant cosmetic vessels was trendy during the time of Hatshepsut. The fine, thin walls and the rounded body hollowed to conform with the vessel's sides make an excellent container for perfumed lotions, while the wide, open rim allowed easy access. Cosmetic containers such as this example were luxury items designed to delight the senses of its owner. When used, the vessel's elegant shape and smooth texture, combined with the aromatic scent of the perfume and the rich color of the cosmetic, created an object that was both functional and pleasing.
for a related example see: Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number: 36.3.61 https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/548733
related example: Object du Toilette, no. 563
Condition: Intact with age-appropriate wear, minor chips to the foot but overall in very good condition.
Dimensions: Height: 1 3/4 inches (4.45 cm)
Provenance: Property from the Estate of Joan Conway Crancer, St. Louis, Missouri, acquired from Galerie du Sycomore, Paris, 8 November 1990.
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