Cosmetic Saucer Decorated with Swans

A work made of stone.
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Date:

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

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 an allusion to the allure of cosmetics.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Cosmetic Saucer Decorated with Swans

Origin

Egypt

Date

1550 BC–1070 BC

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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