Egyptian Faience Capital-shaped Cosmetic Box

Illustration

Arienne King
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 14 March 2018
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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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Art, M. M. o. (2018, March 14). Egyptian Faience Capital-shaped Cosmetic Box. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8301/egyptian-faience-capital-shaped-cosmetic-box/

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Art, Metropolitan Museum of. "Egyptian Faience Capital-shaped Cosmetic Box." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 14, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8301/egyptian-faience-capital-shaped-cosmetic-box/.

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Art, Metropolitan Museum of. "Egyptian Faience Capital-shaped Cosmetic Box." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 14 Mar 2018. Web. 21 Sep 2021.