Artwork Title: Cosmetic vessel - Artist Name: Unknown

Cosmetic vessel

Unknown, 700BC-650BC

Tridacna squamosa shell carved with human a head on the apex and 2 incised winged sphinxes in a register on the edge of the inner side; lotus buds and flowers in the space above the sphinxes with a band of hatched or plain triangles framed by parallel lines defining the inner edge of the field; assembled from fragments; served as a container for cosmetics.

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