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Cosmetic Saucer Decorated with Swans

A work made of stone.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20 (about 1550–1070 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

Swans, which appear on the underside of this dish, are often included in romantic or erotic compositions. Their portrayal on this dish may be a reference to the allure of cosmetics.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Africa

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Cosmetic Saucer Decorated with Swans

Origin

Egypt

Date

1550 BCE–1070 BCE

Medium

Stone

Dimensions

7.7 × 7.2 × 1.6 cm (3 1/16 × 2 13/16 × 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris

Reference Number

1894.610

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