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Breccia Kohl Pot

White and red limestone breccia consists of limestone fragments in a red matrix of hematite and carbonate. Although the stone was available throughout Upper Egypt, craftsmen used it for vessels only during the Predynastic era, the early Eighteenth Dynasty, and the Roman occupation. This vessel can be precisely dated because its shape is very similar to that of another kohl pot inscribed for Queen Ahmose-Nofretary, chief wife of King Ahmose.


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