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Kohl tubes

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Fragment of a set of five tubes in blue faience, hollow and alternating in length, affixed together with two strips of faience. Decoration in dark blue pigment. For containing kohl.

Provenance

By 1978: Mrs. Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer December 1, 1978.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, 1070–712 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 6.2 x 1.6cm (3 1/8 x 2 7/16 x 5/8in.)

Accession Number

1978.554

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical