Kohl stick

Nubian
Napatan Period, reigns of Talakhamani to Irike–Amanote
435–405 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Tomb (Beg.) S. XIII

Dimensions

Length: 13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.873

Medium or Technique

Silver-gilt bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Kohl stick of silver-gilt bronze. Narrow proportions widening to a rounded tip; head terminates in modeled form of woman’s (?) or falcon’s (?) head with a tripartite wig. Silver partly worn off.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. S XIII [Excavation date: see Registry for HU_MFA 21-2-161]

(Accession Date: February 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition