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Jar for Eye Paint (kohl)

Period:
Late Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12, late–13 up to 1700 B. C.
Date:
ca. 1850–1700 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Black stone
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.1272a–c
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 113
This vessel for eye paint with separate neck and lid can be dated approximately by excavated parallels to the late Middle Kingdom, when the deposition of such containers in graves was a frequently observed custom.
Formerly in the collection of the Reverend Chauncey Murch (died 1907). Collected between 1883 and 1906 while Murch was a missionary in Egypt. Collection purchased by the Museum from the Murch family with funds provided by Helen Miller Gould, 1910.

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