Cosmetic Vessel



Shouldered, flaring mouth, flat base. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Rim chipped, notched, scratched, pitted, chipped, surface dirt. Label glued on the bottom, wording not legible. Marked in black ink 6402, which may be Rev. MacGregor's collection number. Mottled brown and red alabaster (may be a hard limestone). Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 26 June - 6 July 1922 (MacGregor Collection). W54/25. Compare with W. M. F. Petrie, Stone and Metal Vases (London, 1937) no. 584.