Kohl tube and stick

Nubian
Meroitic Period
40 B.C.–A.D. 114


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. W.), Tomb 308

Dimensions

tube/stick: diameter 3.6 cm; diameter(base) 4.0 cm; H 12.95 cm. lid: H 2.9 cm; diameter 3.4 cm.

Accession Number

23-1-299

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Kohl tube with lid, contains caked kohl pwder. Lathe-turned. Also kohl stick, thin, incomplete.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. W.), Tomb 308. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition