Kohl pot and lid

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Hu, Y 510

Dimensions

Overall: 4.1 × 3.5 cm (1 5/8 × 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.739a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This kohl jar features a flat, splayed base and a flared neck. The lid is disc shaped.

Provenance

From Hu (Diaspolis Parva), Egypt, grave Y 510. 1898-1899: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund (EEF); assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription