Kohl jar

Egyptian
New Kingdom (?), Dynasty 18–20
1550–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5 x 6 cm (1 15/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.525

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Kohl pot with a squat, shouldered body. The base is flat. It has a polished surface. The neck and rim are missing. It is broken off at the neck. It is heavily chipped.

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.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way