Kohl tube

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 2
2750–2649 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Tomb of Khasekhemwy

Dimensions

Overall (a): 2 x 12.8 cm (13/16 x 5 1/16 in.) Overall (b): 4.7 x 2.1 cm (1 7/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7365a-b

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Eight sided and fluted, hollow, drilled and discolored.

Provenance

From Abydos, tomb of Khasekhemwy. 1901: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: October 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription