Kohl jar

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, S.F. 189

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3804

Medium or Technique

Granite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It is made of black granite. It contains a portion of powdered antimony. The base is flat and slightly footed, and the rim is flattened and everted. The neck is slightly flaring. The surface is worn. It is complete.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag. 1913: 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.

Findspot Information: From Sheikh Farag. S.F. / 189

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition