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Kohl jar with lid

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It is made of dark gray marble. The base is flat and footed, and the rim is flattened and everted. The surface is scratched. The disc lid is a seperate piece. The rim and the lid are chipped. Otherwise, it is complete.

Provenance

From Naga el-Deir, grave N 12/30. 1912: 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. (Accession date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Nag el-Deir, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x depth: 3.5 x 3.5 cm (1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1206a-b

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels