Kohl stick fragment

Nubian
Early–Classic Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma

Dimensions

Length x width x depth: 4.5 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm (1 3/4 x 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3862

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Fragment of ivory kohl stick decorated with incised lines near bottom, the extreme portion of which has broken off. Ivory discolored in many areas.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 207.1912-1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition