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Kohl tube

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Palm column kohl vase. Tubular in shape with palm column lip and small pad base attached to bottom. Translucent dark blue glass with threads of opaque yellow and white glass in festoon pattern.

Provenance

Date unknown: said to have been found at Luxor; by 1918: anonymous private collection; anonymous gift to MFA, May 2, 1918

Credit Line

M. Elizabeth Carter Collection—Anonymous gift

Egyptian, New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18 or 19, 1400–1225 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 01.

Dimensions

H. 9.5 cm

Accession Number

18.270

Medium or Technique

Glass, core-formed

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical