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Implement for Cosmetics

Implement, Cosmetic

Works of Art (22)

Alabastron (perfume vase), ca. 600 B.C.; Archaic, Etruscan, Etrusco-Corinthian, Terracotta (26.60.94)
Basket and toilet articles, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, early co-reign of Thutmose III and Hatshepsut, ca. 1479–1473 B.C., Egyptian, Halfa grass and linen cord; Egyptian alabaster, linen, linen cord, ebony; boxwood and cypress (36.3.189,.190,.199)
Comb, Predynastic Period, ca. 3200 B.C., Egyptian, Ivory (30.8.224)
Cosmetic container in the form of a Bes image holding the cap of a kohl tube, Late Period, Dynasty 27, ca. 525–404 B.C., Egyptian, Faience (1989.281.94)
Earrings, 11th–12th century, Greater Iran, Gold wire and filigree (2006.273a,b)
Ewer and basin, 1745–46, Marked by Marc Bazille (French), French; Montpellier, Silver (58.60.1,.2)
Ewer and basin, ca. 1726, English; London, Gilt silver (68.141.133,.134)
Ewer, 1784–85, Marked by Jean-Baptiste-François Chéret (French), Paris, Silver (1980.79)
Fibula, Late Bronze Age, 1100–1000 B.C., Central Europe, Copper alloy (2007.498.1a,b)
Lacquer comb and mirror case, 1878, Signed and dated: Fath Allah Shirazi, 1295 A.H., Iran, Papier-mâché, painted, varnished, and gilded (1979.460.2ab)
Ligula Roman, Bronze (17.230.110)
Liturgical Comb, ca. 1200–1210, English, Ivory (1988.279)
Lydion (perfume jar), 6th century B.C., Greek, Lydian, Terracotta (26.164.27)
Mirror Frame, 9th–12th century, Peru; Wari-Chimú, Wood (1995.428)
Mirror with a Support in the Form of a Draped Woman, mid-5th century B.C., Greek, Classical, Bronze(2011.582)
Mirror, ca. 350 B.C.; Late Classical, Etruscan, Bronze (09.221.16)
Pendant, 11th–12th century, Probably Iran, Gold sheet, wire, granulation, and filigree (2007.340)
Razor and mirror, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, early co-reign of Thutmose III and Hatshepsut, ca. 1479–1473 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Hatnofer and Ramose, western Thebes, Bronze and wood (36.3.69,.13)
Snuffbox, ca. 1815, Maker: Gabriel-Raoul Morel (French); School of Jean-Baptiste Isabey (French) and possibly Madame Aimée-Zoë Lizinka de Mirbel (French), Gold, ivory (17.190.1114)
Toilet set in original leather case, ca. 1743–45, Germany (Augsburg), Silver marked by 14 goldsmiths, Gilt silver, hard-paste porcelain, cut glass, walnut, carved and partially gilt coniferous wood, blind-tooled and partially gilt leather, partially gilt steel and iron, textiles, moiré paper, hog's bristle (2005.364.1–.48)
Washstand (athénienne or lavabo), 1804–14, Design attributed to Charles Percier (French); mounts attributed to Martin-Guillaume Biennais (French), Yew wood, gilt bronze (26.256.1)
Woman's comb, 15th or 16th century, France or Italy, Ivory, polychromy, gilding (17.190.245)