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Kohl Jar with the Lid Tied in Place and Kohl Stick

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18
reign of Thutmose II to Early Joint reign
ca. 1492–1473 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, below the Tomb of Senenmut (TT 71), Surface burial, in basket, MMA excavations, 1935–36
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), linen, linen cord, ebony
jar: H. 6 × Diam. 5.7 cm (2 3/8 × 2 1/4 in.); stick: L. 8.2 cm (3 1/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1935–1936. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1936.

Hayes, William C. 1959. Scepter of Egypt II: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part II: The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom (1675-1080 B.C.). Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 196, 197, fig. 111.

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