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Kohl jar and lid

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The base of this kohl jar is flat and splayed, and the rim is flattened and everted. The disc-shaped lid is made from a reddish potsherd. It was chipped in antiquity. The jar is about half filled with black kohl powder. There are remains of rawhide and rawhide thong on the neck.

Provenance

Nubia (Sudan)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x depth: 4.5 x 3.8 cm (1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in.) Diameter (lid): 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1141a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels