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Kohl tube

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Amanikhatashan
A.D. 62–85


Object Place: Sudan (Nubia), Meroe, Beg. N., Tomb 18A

Dimensions

Height: 12.9 cm; height (top): 3.2 cm

Accession Number

24.1026a-b

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Kohl tube. Plain cylindrical with cover surmounted by ape head in the round. Somewhat decayed and cracked.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. N.), Tomb 18A. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition