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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Eye makeup (kohl) pot and applicator
Date Made:2134-1782 BCE (Middle Kingdom, Dynasties 11-12)
Type:Container
Materials:Anhydrite ("blue marble"); ivory
Place Made:Africa; Egypt; Thebes (possibly)
Measurements:Overall: 1 7/8 in x 1 5/16 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 4.8 cm x 3.3 cm x 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.11a-b.A.B(a)
Credit Line:Purchase with Acquisition Fund
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Currently on view

Description:
Small gray kohl pot of anhydrite of a smooth texture. Round belly; flat topped lip of a slightly lighter color. Lip broken and repaired, with a small chip in its edge. Interior much darker than exterior. Ivory applicator with pointed tip. Wider faces of applicator have a rough appearance.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; beauty; cosmetics; vanity; vessels; containers; grooming

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