Kohl jar

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 30
380–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Tanis (San el-Hagar)

Dimensions

Height: 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

85.620

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The base of this bag-shaped kohl jar is flat, and the rim is flattened and everted. There is a small knob on each side, possibly for securing the lid. The rim is badly broken.

Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1885)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription