Kohl jar with lid

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, Tomb SF 168, Notes: Egypt (Sheikh Farag, tomb SF 168)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.6 x 4 cm (1 7/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3692a-b

Medium or Technique

Agate

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This jar is made of a beautiful piece of veined agate. The base is flat and footed, and the rim is flattened and everted. The lid is disc shaped. Black kohl smudges are on the rim. It is complete and in excellent condition.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag. 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.

Findspot Information: From Sheikh Farag. S.F. / 168

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition