Cosmetic containers are not always of such luxe quality as this example. Carved from a single piece of ivory, it is decorated in a fastidious and elaborate style typical of Nineteenth Dynasty art. On the back is a stylized bouquet of papyrus and lotus blossoms, pomegranates, and four pairs of ducks. On the front, a stylishly dressed woman is surrounded by blossoms. In her right hand she holds a tray of fruit. At her feet is a sacrificial calf. Piercing the container at the top are several holes for cords that held stoppers.
- Medium: Ivory
- Possible Place Made: Thebes, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1295-1185 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XIX Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 5 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 3/4 in. (14.6 x 8.5 x 1.9 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 49.51
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Kohl Container, ca. 1295-1185 B.C.E. Ivory, 5 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 3/4 in. (14.6 x 8.5 x 1.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 49.51. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)