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Kohl jar with lid

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This jar is made of a beautiful piece of veined agate. The base is flat and footed, and the rim is flattened and everted. The lid is disc shaped. Black kohl smudges are on the rim. It is complete and in excellent condition.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag. 1913: 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. Findspot Information: From Sheikh Farag. S.F. / 168

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2061–1640 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.6 x 4 cm (1 7/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3692a-b

Medium or Technique

Agate

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels