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Kohl Jar with Lid

A work made of travertine (egyptian alabaster).
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  • A work made of travertine (egyptian alabaster).

Date:

Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12 (about 1985–1773 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

Kohl is the modern name for the dark eyeliner worn by the Egyptians. The powdered cosmetic was stored in small, lidded jars. In the Middle Kingdom, the preferred shape was the squat jar with a wide, flat rim.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Africa

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Kohl Jar with Lid

Origin

Egypt

Date

1985 BCE–1773 BCE

Medium

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Dimensions

a (jar): 7.1 × 6.8 × 7 cm (2 13/16 × 2 11/16 × 2 3/4 in.) b (lid): .68 × 6 × 6 cm (1/4 × 2 3/8 × 2 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, Robert H. Fleming, and Norman W. Harris

Reference Number

1894.429a-b

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