Double kohl tube and stick receptable

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Tomb D115

Dimensions

Height x width: 13.6 x 8.5 cm (5 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7353

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Ivory kohl receptacle in the form of three octagonal columns on a rectangular base. The outer two columns served as kohl tube while the central one held the kohl stick. Squre lids on the two outer tubes swivel horizontally on pegs set in a corner of each column. See 01.7353-6, 01.7360, 02.803.

Provenance

From Abydos, tomb D 115. 1901: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: October 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription