Dish - ROM2018_16146_40

ROM2018_16146_40

Dish

Medium:Travertine (Egyptian Alabaster)
Geography: Undetermined site, Egypt
Date: c. 650 BC-100 AD
Period: Late Period to Roman
Dimensions:
8.9 × 11 × 2.7 cm
Object number: 909.80.501
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionThis elegant travertine dish has irregular, circular grinding marks on the bottom of the interior, suggesting that it was once used to hold something that needed to be ground up.  But what?  Cosmetic, such as kohl, or perhaps incense for rituals? 
Collection:
Egypt
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