Collection Online

Cosmetic container
Early Dynastic Period 2900 BCE-2350 BCE

Medium
shell, pigment
Measurements
1.9 × 3.9 × 4.9 cm
Place/s of Execution
Ur, Iraq
Accession Number
3440T-D3
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the British Museum, 1933
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Small shell ( bivalve) used as a cosmetic container and containing nearly black residue.