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Kohl jar and stick

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Travertine (alabaster) kohl jar filled with kohl; obsidian kohl stick similar to 24-3-824.

Provenance

From Semna S 531. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian,

Findspot

Semna, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter (jar): 4.7 x 3.8 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/2 in.) Length (stick): 6.4 cm (2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

24.2133

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), obsidian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels