Kohl jar and lid

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, S.F. 168

Dimensions

Height x depth: 5.5 x 5 cm (2 3/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3691a-b

Medium or Technique

Marble

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It is made of pale gray marble. There are traces of antimony. The base is flat and footed, and the rim is flattened and everted. Black smudges of kohl are on the rim. The lid is disc shaped. 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. / 168

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition