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Kohl tube

Kohl tube. Plain cylindrical with cover surmounted by ape head in the round. Somewhat decayed and cracked.


From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. N.), Tomb 18A. 1921: 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

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Amanikhatashan, A.D. 62–85

Object Place

Beg. N., Meroe, Sudan (Nubia)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical