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Kohl Jar with Lid and Ring Base

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Egyptian alabaster (calcite), gesso
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 2008-1721 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Middle Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 37.650Ea: 1 3/16 x Diam. 1 11/16 in. (3 x 4.3 cm) 37.650Eb: 1/4 x Diam. 1 1/4 in. (0.7 x 3.1 cm)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Calcite kohl jar in two parts; body (a) and ring (b). The actual lid is not preserved. Condition: a) nick in shoulder; some residue of contents in interior. Dirty. b) Fragment reattached. Remains of gesso.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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