Cosmetic Vessel



Red breccia cosmetic vessel with flat base. Slightly footed, shouldered, constricted neck with wide flat rim. Foot is chipped at one side and the rim is chipped all round. Marked on the base in ink with Rev. William MacGregor's collection number 3997. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no. 17240: "Two Kohl pots in red breccia. Badly damaged. 2" high. Mc3997, Mc2320".; Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 26 June - 6 July 1922 (MacGregor Collection) Lot 1063: "Seven miscellaneous vessels, in red breccia and other stones, comprising two kohl-pots of conventional shape, about 2 in. high; a conical kohl-pot, showing traces of a ring lip in the process of making, and scratchings round the vase indicating the method of manufacture, and other interesting forms".