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This kohl jar of travertine (Egyptian alabaster) is of generally squat proporitions with high shoulders, a flaring rim (with thinning profile), and a flat, splayed base. The rim is broken around the entire circumference. Some dark discolorations appear in the stone, and paint/grime appears...

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Possibly from Deir Rifa. By 1907: with the Egyptian Research Account. 1907: Given to the MFA by the Egyptian Research Account. (Accession Date: October 10, 1907)

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 14–18, 1700–1295 B.C.


Possibly from Rifeh, Egypt


Height x diameter: 6 x 5.3 cm (2 3/8 x 2 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World


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