Cosmetic vessel card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Cosmetic vessel

1973.1.139

Currently not on display

Information

Carved black stone jar of the type used for kohl eye makeup (cf. PSV 713). Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 26 June - 6 July 1922 (MacGregor Collection) Lot 1080/5: "Four Kohl-Vases, one with lid, in brown marble, 1 3/8 in. high, found at Esna in 1908; one in pinkish marble with black markings, 1 5/8 in. high; one in a semi-transparent green stone, 2 in. high; and the fourth in black basalt, 1 5/8 in. high." CONDITION NOTE (1998): Chipped, surface dirt, scratched.