Kohl stick

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1539–1075 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 14 x 0.7 cm (5 1/2 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4330

Medium or Technique

Wood

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Wood; dark brown; fine grain; polished surface; perfect condition.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way