Cosmetic Vessel



Speckled hard limestone (or dolomite) cosmetic vessel with the surface pitted in places. Globular body, channelled neck and everted ribbed rim. Recorded as being from Abydos but not marked with a grave number. Middle Kingdom or late Predynastic/Early Dynastic Period? Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no. 15664: "Vase in greyish stone 2¼" high". Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 26 June - 6 July 1922 (MacGregor Collection) Lot 930/6: "An arragonite Vase of globular form, with flat base and slightly projecting lip, 1 3/4 in. high; a Vase of inverted pear-shape, on flat base, with flat ring lip, in dull yellow marble, 1 3/8 in. high, found at Abydos; a miniature Vase, globular form, with simple lip, in aragonite, 7/8 in. high, found in Tomb 1081 at Abydos in 1909; A Kohl Vase, in white marble 1 5/8 in. high, found in Tomb 157 at Esna in 1905; a cylindrical Vase, in the same stone, narrowing towards the base with projecting plain lip, 1 1/2 in. high, 12th Dynasty, found in Tomb 416 at Abydos in 1907; and a Vase, with globular body and channelled neck, 2 1/4 in. high, found at Abydos".