Kohl applicator

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1539–1295/1292 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 10.8 x 0.9 cm (4 1/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.788

Medium or Technique

Haematite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Stone; brownish-black; highly polished; perfect condition; wide at one end tapers at the other end. Vertical column of incised hieroglyphics on side identifies owner as Ptahmose.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way