Cosmetic Vessel



Small green limestone bowl. An unusual stone, favoured for cosmetic vessels and statuettes, with a pale green matrix with veins of light brown running through it. Compare the stone with a kohl pot in the Ashmolean Museum, number E. 2149. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Worn, surface dirt, labels adhered to surface. Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 26 June - 6 July 1922 (MacGregor Collection) Lot 1084/9: "A Mace-head, in brown-green and dull white marble, the inverted pear-shaped form, relieved on one side by the head of a bearded man, apparently originally with inlaid eyes, 2 1/4 in. high, Predynastic, unique; also six miniature Stone Vessels, comprising a Cup, with stem, two Kohl-Pots, a flat-bottomed cylindrical Vase, a deep flat-bottomed Bowl, in matrix of emerald; and a small Saucer". W12/22.