Cosmetic Vessel



Small narrow container with a small flat base and rounded narrow rim. Some small chips on the outer edge of the rim. Brown organic matter stuck to the interior with some loose fragments. Label inside "M.K.? Ha. 46". Marked in pencil by the excavator: Abydos 1909 Tomb 1107. From the Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology excavtions at Abydos, tomb 1107 A'09. Round sticker with blue border stuck to the surface with pencil numbers 99/22 [same as 1973.1.197]. Purchased at Christie's, London, 5-6 July1922 (Brocklebank collection) Lot 99/22 "Nineteen small vessels, in arragonite and granite, chiefly from excavations at Abydos in 1909; also a marble rubber; and two fragments". Other items from 1107 A'09 in World Museum include an ivory cosmetic jar (1977.109.150) A late Old Kingdom ceramic jar from this tomb was sold at the MacGregor 1922 Sotheby's auction Lot 1768. Other finds included, "Amethyst and carnelian beads" and "Large quantity of of garnet beads and blue beads. Fragments and whole discs, small" (Snape, Mortuary Assemblages, 1986, p. 400". CONDITION NOTE 1998: Surface worn, running cracks from top?, discolouration, residue, pitted, residue in interior, label adhered to side.