This small figurine shows a young girl squatting and holding a pot. The container was intended for holding a cosmetic, most probably black kohl, used as eye paint. The pot probably once had a lid and seems to have been used, since it shows signs of wear. The girl has her hair arranged in a plait down the back of her head, from which hangs a fish pendant. Around her waist she wears a cowrie-shell girdle that may have been worn as a protective amulet, especially during pregnancy. Other examples of this type of vessel are known, including some from the capital city of Lisht in the Twelfth Dynasty (1985-1795 BC).