<em>Kohl Tube Inscribed for Amunhotep III and Queen Tiye</em>, ca. 1390–1353 B.C.E. Faience, 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.598E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.598E_front_bw.jpg)

Kohl Tube Inscribed for Amunhotep III and Queen Tiye

Medium: Faience

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1390–1353 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm) 7/8 x 5 5/16 in. (2.2 x 13.5 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.598E

Image: 37.598E_front_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Deep blue glazed faience kohl tube. On one side of the cylinder a column is inlaid in light blue. This inscription is placed within a light blue frame,. It reads “The Good God, Lord of the Two Lands, Neb ma’at-re (Amenhotep III). The Kingdom, Wife Tiy, granted life”. A shallow indentation forms a border at the bottom of the tube. Condition: Small cracks at bottom; blue glaze missing on half of the “neb” sign.

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