Kohl jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6–10
2323–2040 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes / 2103

Dimensions

Height x depth: 3.7 x 4.3 cm (1 7/16 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1200a-c

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The base is flat and footed, and the rim is wide and flattened. The rim and lid are separate pieces. Part of the lid is missing. The jar is partly filled with kohl.

Provenance

From Mesheikh, Mes / 2103.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition