Kohl tubes

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period
1070–712 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 6.2 x 1.6cm (3 1/8 x 2 7/16 x 5/8in.)

Accession Number

1978.554

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Fragment of a set of five tubes in blue faience, hollow and alternating in length, affixed together with two strips of faience. Decoration in dark blue pigment. For containing kohl.

Provenance

By 1978: Mrs. Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer December 1, 1978.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer