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Kohl jar

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The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. The base is flat and splayed, and the rim is flattened and everted. It is worn on the sides. The rim is broken and mended. There is no lid. Fragments are missing.


From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 56. 1910-11: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt


Height x diameter: 6.2 x 5.4 cm (2 7/16 x 2 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World