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Kohl Pot

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Egyptian alabaster, traces of galena
  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY XII Dynasty-early XIII Dynasty
    PERIOD Middle Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 37.641Ea: 1 7/16 x Diam. 2 3/16 in. (3.7 x 5.5 cm) 37.641Eb: 3/8 x Diam. 1 9/16 in. (0.9 x 4 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.641Ea-b
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Alabaster pot and lid. The lid (b) seems rather small for the pot (a), and it is possible that they do not belong together. Condition: (a) foot chipped in one spot; rim chipped in two places. Exterior dirty; residue of galena within vessel. b) chipped and dirty.
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