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Kohl tube

Nubian
Late Meroitic Period
3rd century A.D.


Findspot: Nubia (Egypt), Karanog, Tomb G 331

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Length: 24.5 cm; D. 3.7 cm

Accession Number

1991.1128a-b

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Round wooden cosmetic tube with lid. Carved with concentric circles on the top, and with linear incisions carved in four places around the body of the tube.

Provenance

From Karanog, tomb G 331. 1908: excavated by the E.B. Coxe Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania; assigned to the University of Pennsylvania in the division of finds by the Sudanese government; 1908-1991: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; 1991: received by the MFA through exchange with the University of Pennsylvania Museum.

(Accession date: March 25, 1992)

Credit Line

MFA-University of Pennsylvania Exchange