Kohl-pot

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
1550–1070 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan

Dimensions

Height x depth: 8.3 x 7.2 cm (3 1/4 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2435

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained, wavy lined, and white veined. Some kohl remains inside on part of the bronze rod. The base is flat and splayed, and the rim is flattened and everted. There is no lid. The rim and base are battered. Small fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan. 1911: 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