136. An Ivory Cosmetic Pin-Handle

Indo-Greek Bactria, 1st century AD
Size: 6.2 cm high

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This exquisite figure of a lithe and lissom beauty, naked except for her jewellery, flexed with hand on hip and one leg crossed in front of the other, once served as the handle of the pin of a cosmetic flask, probably for spreading kohl on the eyelids.