Cosmetic Bowl



Cosmetic bowl with a short base and a wide body that opens up at the top. Ring base. Marked in pencil 18 A'06. Base marked in black 4078. Label with serrated edge stuck to the surface and marked in pencil 968/5. The number 18 A’06 corresponds to a multiple burials described by John Garstang as a group of rectangular shafts forming a single group, and served by a mud-brick superstructure nearby. There are nine ceramic items from 18 A'06 in World Museum (nos. 1973.1.378 and 1977.109.97/98/107/111/115/127/132/135) a stone bowl (1973.1.244) and a fragment of a limestone canopic jar ( Destroyed in the Second World War were two ceramic vessels ( In the Lady Lever Art Gallery collection is a ceramic jar (LL 5618). CONDITION NOTE (1998): Worn and scratched surface, two labels adhered to surface, adhesive on surface. Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 26 June - 6 July 1922 (MacGregor Collection) Lot 968/5: "...a small saucer-shaped Bowl, in arragonite, 3 3/4 in. diam.".