Kohl jar, lid and stick
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma
Height x depth: 5.6 x 4.4 cm (2 3/16 x 1 3/4 in.) Diameter (lid): 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.) Length (stick): 8.1 cm (3 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The base is of this kohl jar is flat and splayed, and the rim is flattened and everted. The neck is flaring. The disc-shaped lid has a knob on the underside. The jar contains remains of kohl (gray powder) and the rim and underside of the lid are stained with kohl. The applicator stick, made of gray slate, is cylindrical with a bulbous end.
From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K433. 1920: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
Findspot Information: From Kerma, January 1914.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition