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Kohl jar with lid

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Some of the kohl remains inside. The base is flat and slightly splayed, and the rim is flattened and everted. The neck is flaring. The lid is disc shaped. It is complete.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. 1913: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over. Findspot Information: From Kerma. Su 973

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.4263a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels