Kohl Tube Inscribed for Amunhotep III and Queen Tiye
Shaped like a slender reed flute, this tube once contained eye paint called kohl that would have been applied with a wooden or faience stick. Its form may refer to Hathor, a goddess associated with both reeds and music. One of several examples inscribed with the names of the king and queen, this tube was probably a royal possession or a gift to a loyal courtier.
- Medium: Faience
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 5 5/16in. (13.5cm) 7/8 x 5 5/16 in. (2.2 x 13.5 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 37.598E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Kohl Tube Inscribed for Amunhotep III and Queen Tiye, ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E. Faience, 5 5/16in. (13.5cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.598E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (86%)