Kohl jar

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Pit 19B

Dimensions

Height: 2.6 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

21.854

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The base of this squat, shouldered kohl jar is flat and footed, and the rim is inverted. The rim is slightly nicked. Otherwise, it is complete.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, Pit 19A. 1915: 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: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition