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Kohl pot lid

Circular wooden kohl pot lid with ivory inlays arranged in star patterns, and bounded in registers by ivory dots.


From Aniba, 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)

Credit Line

MFA-University of Pennsylvania Exchange

Nubian, Late Meroitic Period, 3rd century A.D.


Aniba, Nubia (Egypt)

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Medium or Technique

Wood and ivory


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical