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Kohl jar lid

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Kohl-pot, cover: alabaster, clear and white, smooth and unpolished, large piece broken and mended.


By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Second Intermediate Period–New Kingdom, 1700–1070 B.C.


Diameter: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World