Kohl pot lid
Late Meroitic Period
3rd century A.D.
Findspot: Nubia (Egypt), Karanog, Tomb G 116
Height x diameter: 4.5 x 4.2 cm (1 3/4 x 1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wood and ivory
Not On View
Circular wooden kohl pot lid with ivory inlays arranged in star patterns, and bounded in registers by ivory dots.
From Karanog, tomb G 116. 1908: excavated by the E.B. Coxe Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania; assigned to the University of Pennsylvania in the division of finds by the Sudanese government; 1908-1991: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; 1991: received by the MFA through exchange with the University of Pennsylvania Museum.
(Accession date: March 25, 1992)
MFA-University of Pennsylvania Exchange