Kohl jar with lid

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6 x 5.1 cm (2 3/8 x 2 in.) Diameter (lid): 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1130a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The base of this kohl jar is flat and splayed, and the rim is flattened and everted. The neck is flaring. Harened kohl is reserved on the edge of rim and inside and the top is stained with kohl. There is a flat disc lid with a knob in the center of the under ide. The disc is made of black and white speckled stone.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, KIII, K302. 1920: 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, December 1913.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition