New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan
Height x depth: 8.3 x 7.2 cm (3 1/4 x 2 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is fine-grained, wavy lined, and white veined. Some kohl remains inside on part of the bronze rod. The base is flat and splayed, and the rim is flattened and everted. There is no lid. The rim and base are battered. Small fragments are missing.
From Zawyet el-Aryan. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition