Kohl jar with lid
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma
Height x diameter: 6 x 5.1 cm (2 3/8 x 2 in.) Diameter (lid): 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The base of this kohl jar is flat and splayed, and the rim is flattened and everted. The neck is flaring. Harened kohl is reserved on the edge of rim and inside and the top is stained with kohl. There is a flat disc lid with a knob in the center of the under ide. The disc is made of black and white speckled stone.
From Nubia, Kerma, KIII, K302. 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, December 1913.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition