A cosmetic utensil used for making up the eyes or face. Such bowls were widespread in the holy land, Transjordan, and Phoenicia in the 8th-7th centuries B.C.E.. These are cosmetic palettes with around hollow at the center for grinding the material or mixing it with oil to make it easy to spread. The palettes are well polished inside and the outside, and are usually decorated on their rims with simple but beautiful geometric designs like this one. Bar handles on either side, similar to what is found on the Phoenician red slipped ceramic bar handle bowls.