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Kohl tube with turned decoration

Nubian
Meroitic Period
3rd century A.D.


Findspot: Nubia (Egypt), Karanog, Tomb G 641

Dimensions

Height: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1991.1127

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Wooden kohl tube with a turned decoration, and a slightly flaring base. Lid missing.

Provenance

From Karanog, tomb G 641. 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