New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
Height x diameter: 3.4 x 5 cm (1 5/16 x 1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
This squat, globular kohl jar has a wide, flat, everted rim and splayed base. It is made of a light polished stone with blackening of the upper rim surface from the kohl. The lower rim is chipped.
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.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way