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Stick of kohl

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler
435–405 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Beg. South, Pyramid XIII

Dimensions

10.2 x 1.1 cm (4 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12034

Medium or Technique

Kohl

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Stick of kohl, the outside shows impression of vertical grooves from the interior of the tube which held the kohl.

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid XIII. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition