About this object

Miniature piriform shaped cosmetic vessel with pointed base and rounded rim. Traces of green powder remaining inside. Veined black and white translucent gneiss stone.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Early Dynastic Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    3000 BC - 2890 BC (Dynasty 1)
  • Materials
    Anorthosite gneiss
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang
  • Collector
    John Garstang
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
    1900s early
  • Measurements
    28 mm x 17 mm
  • Note
    This may be from Garstang's 1900 Abydos season or his later work in 1906-09.
  • Related people
    John Burges Eustace Garstang (Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • John Burges Eustace Garstang

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1949
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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