This is a great example of how something from the ancient past actually looks modern and familiar: a lady going out for the night, wearing a design watch and her favourite vintage bag. In fact, you are looking at a 3,000-year-old wall filled with Cuneiform text, one of the earliest writing systems on the planet. The wall is part of the palace of the Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II, which was built in Nimrudm, Iraq, during the 9th century. Although often referred to as a handbag, the object is actually a bag-type bucket. It is used by a protective spirit to sprinkle liquid from, in a ritual act that is meant to purify the king. I love it how such an ordinary object (a bucket!) is part of a surviving piece of ancient writing - although I would have liked it better if the spirit had held a funky vintage handbag.
Pic: the image is from this website and the information related to is from this discussion thread. There are other “handbags” (here and here for example). More about the palace here and about the bucket here.