Ancient Kohl Dish - 3rd c. BC
This dish was found in the Necropolis north of the ancient Punic city of Kerkouane in Tunisia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necropolis_of_Kerkouane
The recessed center indicates that the dish was probably used in a woman’s chamber for the application of kohl, the ancient eye cosmetic still in use today in Africa and India.
The dish measures 8 inches in diameter.