Kohl jar lid

Egyptian
Second Intermediate Period–New Kingdom
1700–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Diameter: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.535

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Although the top of this disk-shaped lid from a kohl jar is smoothly polished, the bottom is convex and rough.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way