2nd Millennium BC,
H. 7.6cm; L. 11.4cm; D. 5.6cm
A precious Western Asiatic, possibly Bactrian, bronze kohl vessel in form of a recumbent ram. 2nd millennium BC. Kohl vessels were cosmetic bottles and were fitted with an applicator in the form of a medical probe. Our applicator was broken and firmly, through mineralization of the metal, shuts the orifice on top of the rams back.
Provenance: ex. private collection Dr. Rudolf and Leonora Blum, Zumikon, Switzerland.
Item reference: NE1383