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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.


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.


Nubia (Sudan)


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World