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Kohl jar

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Alabaster kohl jar with a shouldered body. The base is splayed, and the rim is flattened and everted. The rim is broken, and the base is chipped.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom (?), Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.4 x 5 cm (2 1/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.526

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels