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Kohl jar

Period:
Late Middle Kingdom - early Second Intermediate Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 13
Date:
ca. 1850–1640 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht South, Mastaba of Senwosretankh, Surface burial 40, MMA 1932–1933
Medium:
Serpentine
Dimensions:
h. 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
33.1.15a–c
  • Description

    This cosmetic vessel was found in a "surface burial" in the area of the mastaba tomb of Senwosretankh at Lisht South. The subsiduary burials in this area appear to date from the Late Middle Kingdom to the early Second Intermediate Period. A cylinder with the name of King Amenemhat III (33.1.52), a late Middle Kingdom scarab (33.1.51) and a Tell el-Yahudiya juglet (now in Cairo JE 60263) were discovered in some of these burials. The juglet has three zones of decoration, a type known from strata F and E3 at Tell el-Dab'a, that are generally dated to ca. 1710-1650 B. C.

  • Provenance

    Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.

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