Kohl jar and lid

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, 319/38

Dimensions

Height x depth: 4.6 x 4.2 cm (1 13/16 x 1 5/8 in.) Diameter (lid): 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1142a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This kohl jar still contains black kohl powder. The lid is disc-shaped, with a knob on the under side, now partly broken off.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. 1920: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Findspot Information: From Kerma 319 / 38. February 1914.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition