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Cosmetic Flask (Mukhula) of Opaque Turquoise Glass

Object Name:
Bottle
Date:
8th–9th century
Geography:
probably Egypt
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Glass, opaque turquoise; blown, cold-painted
Dimensions:
H. 4 in (10.2 cm) Max. Diam. 1 1/8 in (2.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.2649
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454
This mukhula, or container for the eye makeup known as kohl, represents a rare example of opaque turquoise glass with stained decoration, little of which has survived. Mukhulas varied little in shape and size.
Chauncey Murch, Luxor, Egypt (until d. 1907); Mrs. Chauncey Murch(1907–10); Helen Miller Gould, New York (1910; gifted to MMA)
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