Kohl jar with lid

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Su 973

Dimensions

Height: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.4263a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Some of the kohl remains inside. The base is flat and slightly splayed, and the rim is flattened and everted. The neck is flaring. The lid is disc shaped. It is complete.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. 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 Sudan.

Findspot Information: From Kerma. Su 973

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition