Kohl jar and lid
Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Grave 2501
Height x depth: 3.8 x 4 cm (1 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition