Kohl Jar with Lid

A work made of egyptian alabaster.
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  • A work made of egyptian alabaster.

Date:

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

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.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Kohl Jar with Lid

Origin

Egypt

Date

1985–1773

Medium

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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