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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Fragments of a cosmetic vessel
Date Made:1570-1293 BCE (New Kingdom, Dynasty 18)
Type:Toilet Article; Container; Vessel
Materials:Brilliant cobalt blue glass, with polychrome pattern in light blue, yellow and white
Place Made:Africa; Egypt; Thebes (possibly)
Measurements:Overall: 1 in x 1 15/16 in; 2.5 cm x 4.9 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.13a.A.K
Credit Line:Purchase with Acquisition Fund
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Currently on view

Description:
Two fragments (with repair) of core-formed vessel of opaque deep blue glass with zig-zag trails of blue, yellow and white over the body. Third fragment (1910.13b.A.K) has similar appearance, but does not adjoin. The three fragments came from a single vessel.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; beauty; cosmetics; vanity; vessels; containers; grooming

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