Double Kohl Tube with Applicator
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
Faience (container), bronze (applicator)
ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.
4 x 1 9/16 x 11/16 in. (10.2 x 4 x 1.7 cm)
Stick: Length 5 in. (12.7 cm) (show scale)
Museum Collection Fund
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Double Kohl Tube with Applicator, ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E. Faience (container), bronze (applicator), 4 x 1 9/16 x 11/16 in. (10.2 x 4 x 1.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 11.671a-b. Creative Commons-BY
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 9/6/2007
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Double kohl tube of deep blue faience, crudely decorated with three vertical black lines on each side and one black band around neck of each tube. Bronze kohl stick inserted in opening between the tubes. Within each tube is a small ball apparently of linen. Very probably they were originally used as stoppers and have worked down.
Condition: Good, glaze worn in spots, poor workmanship.
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