Kohl jar

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


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 2.8 x 4.1 cm (1 1/8 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.540

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Alabaster kohl jar with high shoulders. The rim is unworked, and the base is flat. It has slightly convex sides. 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