Kohl jar with lid

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Nag el-Deir, N 12/30

Dimensions

Height x depth: 3.5 x 3.5 cm (1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1206a-b

Medium or Technique

Marble

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It is made of dark gray marble. The base is flat and footed, and the rim is flattened and everted. The surface is scratched. The disc lid is a seperate piece. The rim and the lid are chipped. Otherwise, it is complete.

Provenance

From Naga el-Deir, grave N 12/30. 1912: 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: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition