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Kohl jar

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The base of this kohl jar is flat, and the rim is flattened and slightly everted. There is a small boss on each side of the bag-shaped body. The rim is somewhat nicked, but otherwise it is complete.

Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.

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Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 13.4 x 14.8 cm (5 1/4 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.189

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels