Kohl stick

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K327x

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 x 0.7 x 9 cm (9/16 x 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1160a-b

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Ivory. Decorative handle. In two fragments, complete. Handle rejoined with one end carved into two triangular shapes. Kohl stick to the kohl pot 20.1145)

Provenance

From Kerma K327x. February 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition