Ancient Egyptian Cosmetic Tools (on display at the British Museum) | Yesterface | Ancient Egypt and Nubia |

The cosmetic items on display range from ointment spoons to perfume pots, and each object provides fascinating insight into humankind’s longstanding preoccupation with self-image.


The bronze handheld mirror, for example, reflects vanity in one of its oldest forms. The beautifully designed cosmetic boxes, on the other hand, encapsulate human beings’ age-old desire to look aesthetically pleasing.