Oval Kohl Tube with Cover and Separate Stick
In antiquity this container held a black eye paint called kohl. The piece was closed in an unusual manner. A vertical groove runs through the edge of lid and along the side of the tube. When the applicator was inserted in the groove, it prevented the lid from pivoting, effectively sealing the container.
- Medium: Wood
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1336-1295 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 2 3/4 in. (7 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: 37.634Ea-b
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Oval Kohl Tube with Cover and Separate Stick, ca. 1336-1295 B.C.E. Wood, 2 3/4 in. (7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.634Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)