Kohl tube

Egyptian
New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18 or 19
1400–1225 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 01.

Dimensions

H. 9.5 cm

Accession Number

18.270

Medium or Technique

Glass, core-formed

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Palm column kohl vase. Tubular in shape with palm column lip and small pad base attached to bottom. Translucent dark blue glass with threads of opaque yellow and white glass in festoon pattern.

Provenance

Date unknown: said to have been found at Luxor; by 1918: anonymous private collection; anonymous gift to MFA, May 2, 1918

Credit Line

M. Elizabeth Carter Collection—Anonymous gift