Kohl Jar with Incised Figures
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
The images decorating the surface of this kohl jar resemble figures on Hyksos scarabs. This object was probably made in Thebes during the Seventeenth Dynasty, when the Hyksos controlled much of northern Egypt.
ca. 1630-1539 B.C.E.
Second Intermediate Period
2 3/8 x diam. at base 1 15/16 in. (6 x 4.9 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Kohl Jar with Incised Figures, ca. 1630-1539 B.C.E. Limestone, 2 3/8 x diam. at base 1 15/16 in. (6 x 4.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.122. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.122_erg2.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 11/26/2007
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Limestone kohl jar with crudely incised decorations around major portion of entire body.
Condition: Base chipped, large crack runs through one-half of body; cover missing. Small section of incised decoration has black remaining in it possibly the original inlay.
Design consists of two panels separated by chevrons; one panel contains Horus Falcon and the goddess Thueris. Very crude work. Jar is solid excepting for cylindrical hold bored to receive contents. Probably a funerary piece.
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