Egyptian Faience Capital-shaped Cosmetic Box

Illustration

Arienne King
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 14 March 2018

This blue faience box is beautifully crafted in the shape of a Late Period column capital and has been dated to sometime between 664-300 BCE. It once held cosmetic ointments and such cosmetic boxes are well attested to in ancient Egypt. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

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