Kohl jar with lid

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, S.F. /40

Dimensions

Height x width: 4.6 x 3.7 cm (1 13/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3570a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The base is flat and splayed, and the rim is flattened and everted. There is a disc lid. Some kohl smudges remain on the rim and interior of the jar. It is complete.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 40. 1913: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition