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Kohl stick

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Kohl stick of silver-gilt bronze. Narrow proportions widening to a rounded tip; head terminates in modeled form of woman's (?) or falcon's (?) head with a tripartite wig. Silver partly worn off.


From Meroe, Beg. S XIII [Excavation date: see Registry for HU_MFA 21-2-161] (Accession Date: February 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reigns of Talakhamani to Irike–Amanote, 435–405 B.C.


Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)


Length: 13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver-gilt bronze


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical