Kohl Jar with Monkeys
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
ca. 2008-1759 B.C.E.
late XI Dynasty-XII Dynasty
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Kohl Jar with Monkeys, ca. 2008-1759 B.C.E. Anhydrite, 1 1/4 x 7/8 in. (3.2 x 2.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 52.55. Creative Commons-BY
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 11/26/2007
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Blue marble kohl jar. Body of unusual form, roughly circular with major portion flattened to form three sides which slope in sharply to small flat base. On the body, in very high relief, three monkeys grasping tail or hand of each other. Wide, cylindrical opening in body. Cover missing.
Condition: Exterior surface badly worn and covered with crystalline deposit which obscures color of stone.
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