Egyptian Cosmetic Box

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Liana Miate
published on 12 May 2017

Egyptian cosmetic box. New Kingdom, about 1550-1069 BCE. Thebes, Egypt. From The British Museum, (photo taken at The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia)

This wooden cosmetic box is delicately incised with a leaf motif. It still contains a hard yellow block of fat or oil inside.

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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