Kohl jar

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom to New Kingdom, Dynasty 11–20
2061–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 2.2 x 2.2 cm (7/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.541

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Kohl jar with a high shouldered body. The base is flat, and the rim is slightly rolled and everted. Inside it is blackened with residue. 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