Cosmetic case: Travel Container for Cosmetics with Seven Vessels
2nd Intermediate Period, ca. 1700 BC
Palm, Papyrus, Stone
Thebes-West, Burial of Queen Mentuhotep
Height (in total.) 42,7 cm
The container consists of a basket with lid and inside 6 separately worked subdivisions as well as a delicately woven stand. Inside 7 small vessels still sealed and containing precious oils, and a small spoon were found. The travelling cosmetic case was taken by the queen to the grave in order to have all the amenities of this world also available in the afterworld.