Kohl jar and lid
Object Place: Nubia (Sudan)
Height x depth: 4.5 x 3.8 cm (1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in.) Diameter (lid): 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The base of this kohl jar is flat and splayed, and the rim is flattened and everted. The disc-shaped lid is made from a reddish potsherd. It was chipped in antiquity. The jar is about half filled with black kohl powder. There are remains of rawhide and rawhide thong on the neck.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition