This is an original 1871 black and white in-text wood engraving of a scent-bottle called "Kumkum" usually made of gilt silver, brass, china or glass. The second image is the "Mibkharah", a perfuming vessel or receptacle for burning charcoal. These scent bottles were part of a common custom performed by the Egyptians, who used to sprinkle the guests with rose-water or orange-flower water.
This 140+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
Dimensions: Approximately 3 x 2.5 inches; 8 x 6 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: fragrance items, aroma, aromatic materials, smoke, perfume