Kohl jar and lid

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Grave 2501

Dimensions

Height x depth: 3.8 x 4 cm (1 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.397a-c

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This squat, shouldered kohl jar has a separate rim and lid. The base is flat and footed. The jar still contains caked kohl powder. Other than a small chip in the rim, it is complete.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, grave 2501. 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