Cosmetic Vessel



A miniature cosmetic vessel in the shape of the traditional alabaster with a long and teardrop body which narrows at the base and a thin rim surrounding a circular mouth. The surface of the vessel is white with some brown stains. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Chipped rim, surface dirt, discolouration, pitted surface. From tomb 748 A'09 described by John Garstang as "2 coffin burials" with "undisturbed tomb-group". A photographs shows an extended skeleton in what remains of a wooden coffin. Small alabaster vessels (World Museum 1977.109.75 and 1977.109.128) and small ceramic vessels are placed within the coffin at the feet of the body, with a mirror immediately to the left of the head. The skull of a bovid lies next to the coffin.