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  • Cosmetic flask (mukhula), Abbasid period (750–1258), 8th–9th century
    Probably Egypt
    Glass, opaque turquoise; blown, cold painted; H. 4 in. (10.2 cm), Max. Diam. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm)
    Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910 (10.130.2649)

    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.

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  • Cosmetic flask (mukhula), Abbasid period (750–1258), 8th–9th century
    Probably Egypt
    Glass, opaque turquoise; blown, cold painted; H. 4 in. (10.2 cm), Max. Diam. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm)
    Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910 (10.130.2649)

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