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Ancient Art

Cosmetic Jar

2250–1800 B.C.

Copper or copper alloy

5.5 × 5.7 × 2.2 cm (2 3/16 × 2 1/4 × 7/8 in.)
Gift of Thomas T. Solley, B.A. 1950
2002.15.17
Culture: 
Bactrian
Period: 
Bronze Age
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Ex collection Thomas T. Solley (1924-2006); purchased by him from Rene Gott S.A., London, October 9, 1980 (photocopy of invoice in curatorial department object file. (alternate address for dealer: 2 Rue st-Leger, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland); gift to Yale in 2002 (On loan to the YUAG from 6/16/1997 until given in 2002).

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2002,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2003): 133.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.