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Kohl-pot

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The stone is fine-grained, wavy lined, and white veined. Some kohl remains inside on part of the bronze rod. The base is flat and splayed, and the rim is flattened and everted. There is no lid. The rim and base are battered. Small fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Zawiyet el-Aryan. 1911: 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 Zawiyet el-Aryan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x depth: 8.3 x 7.2 cm (3 1/4 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2435

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels