Silk Road Collection
The Mediterranean

Makeup Container with Lotus Patterns

  • The Mediterranean
  • Egypt
  • The 7th century BC
  • The Ptolemaic Dynasty
  • painted pottery
  • 8.5cm wide

In ancient Egypt, blue lotus was cherished by people, as it symbolized the god of sun and rebirth. Multicolor painted pottery is made of extracted and strengthened quartz powder (popular in ancient Egypt) fired at a low temperature after applying glaze to its surface.