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Kohl tube and stick

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Kohl tube with lid, contains caked kohl pwder. Lathe-turned. Also kohl stick, thin, incomplete.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. W.), Tomb 308. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 40 B.C.–A.D. 114

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. W.), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

tube/stick: diameter 3.6 cm; diameter(base) 4.0 cm; H 12.95 cm. lid: H 2.9 cm; diameter 3.4 cm.

Accession Number

23-1-299

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical