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Kohl Tube Inscribed for Amenhotep III and Princess Sitamun

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Amenhotep III
Date:
ca. 1390–1352 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Faience
Dimensions:
h. 14.4 cm (5 11/16 in); diam. 1.8 cm (11/16 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.910
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 119
This kohl tube of Egyptian faience has an inscription nameing the eldest daughter of Amenhotep III who also became his wife. The inscription reads: the King's Daughter and Great Royal Wife, Sitamun.
Formerly MacGregor Collection. Purchased by Lord Carnarvon at MacGregor sale (Sotheby's, June 1922, lot 255). Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

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