Egyptian Hamr Stone Cosmetic Vessel With Scarab

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Seller: ebusiness.trustme (23) 100%, Location: Quebec, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 163866906061 Egyptian Hamr Stone Cosmetic Vessel With Scarab Specification Material Hamr Stone Measurements :14 hight & 9 Cm Diameter / 1 inch = 2.5 Description Cosmetic Vessels Cosmetic Vessels have been depicted since the first dynasty, decorated make-up palettes - some of which were never used for preparing make-up - are among the earliest archaeological finds. At Saqqara fragments of a salve chest with thirty compartments for unguents and oil jars were uncovered. The jars were first made of granite and basalt, later of alabaster and had a pronounced lip. They were covered with a piece of leather which was tied around the neck of of the jar underneath the lip. Egyptians were vain in their appearance. Cosmetics, perfumes and other rituals were an important part of their dress. The Egyptians thought that an abundance of facial hair was a sign of uncleanliness and personal neglect. An exception to this was a man's thin mustache or goatee. There was no soap so an oil or salve was probably used to soften the skin and hairs of the area to be shaved. Tweezers with blunt or sharp ends were used for removing individual facial hairs. Eye makeup was probably the most characteristic of the Egyptian cosmetics. The most popular colors were green and black. The green was originally made from malachite, an oxide of copper. In the Old Kingdom it was applied liberally from the eyebrow to the base of the nose. In the Middle Kingdom, green eye paint continued to be used for the brows and the corners of the eyes, but by the New Kingdom it had been superseded by black. Black eye paint, kohl, was usually made of a sulfide of lead called galena. Its use continued to the Coptic period. By that time, soot was the basis for the black pigment. Both malachite and galena were ground on a palette with either gum and/or water to make a paste. Round-ended sticks made of wood, bronze, haematite, obsidian or glass were used to apply the eye make-up. Scarab The particular species of beetle represented in the numerous ancient Egyptian amulets and works of art was commonly the large sacred scarab (Scarabaeus sacer). This beetle was famous for his habit of rolling balls of dung along the ground and depositing them in its burrows. The female would lay her eggs in the ball of dung. When they hatched, the larvae would use the ball for food. When the dung was consumed the young beetles would emerge from the hole. Millions of amulets and stamp seals of stone or faience were fashioned in Egypt depicted the scarab beetle. It seemed to the ancient Egyptians that the young scarab beetles emerged spontaneously from the burrow was they were born. Therefore they were worshipped as "Khepera", which means "he was come forth." This creative aspect of the scarab was associated with the creator god Atum. Payments We accept PayPal payments Only. Payments must be made within 7 days. Please don't wait more than 7 days or your item will be relisted. Shipping & Handling 1-We ship to your confirmed PayPal address only. 2- Please make sure that your PayPal address is matched with your shipping address before paying. 3- We are unable to take any responsibility for wrong address & any custom delay or tax. 4- Your order will be shipped within 3 business days after your payment has been cleared. Return Policy 1- All claims & returns must be made within 14 days of receipt of items. 2- Any returns must be at the same condition as described for a full refund. 3- Buyer is responsible for shipping item back. Contact Us If you have any questions or problems, Please feel free to contact us & any problems can be solved. Your 5 Star Positive Feedback will be appreciated

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