Kohl jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 211/x

Dimensions

Height x depth: 3.7 x 3.9 cm (1 7/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2443

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is chalky-white. The surface is weathered. There is no lid. The interior is filled with a gray substance. The base is flat and splayed, and the rim is flattened and everted. The rim and base are nicked. Otherwise, it is complete.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 211. 1910-11: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition