Kohl jar

Egyptian
Second Intermediate Period–New Kingdom
1700–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 2.8 x 4.7 cm (1 1/8 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.539

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

High shouldered kohl jar. It has an unworked rim and a flat base. The stone is uniformly light in color with wavy veining. It is complete.

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