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Kohl jar

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The base is flat, and the rim is squared and everted. It is thin and delicate. It has white veining. It is complete.

Provenance

From Elkab. 1897, excavated by J. E. Quibell for the Egyptian Research Account , assigned to the Egyptian Research Account in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the ERA in response for contributions.

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

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Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

97.1020

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels