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Base and shoulder fragment of a kohl jar

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It is made of a hard fine black mottled drab stone. The base is flat and footed, and the rim is missing. The rest of the jar is missing.

Provenance

From Kerma, 1804 X. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1920: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2061–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height: 3.6 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1182

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels