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Kohl jar

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The base of this squat, shouldered kohl jar is flat and footed, and the rim is inverted. The rim is slightly nicked. Otherwise, it is complete.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, Pit 19A. 1915: 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: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 2.6 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

21.854

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels