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Kohl jar with lid

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The base of this kohl jar is flat and splayed, and the rim is flattened and everted. The neck is flaring. Harened kohl is reserved on the edge of rim and inside and the top is stained with kohl. There is a flat disc lid with a knob in the center of the under ide. The disc is made of black...

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From Nubia, Kerma, KIII, K302. 1920: 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, December 1913.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.


Nubia (Sudan)


Height x diameter: 6 x 5.1 cm (2 3/8 x 2 in.) Diameter (lid): 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World