- Middle Kingdom
- Dynasty 11
- reign of Mentuhotep II, possibly
- ca. 2051–2000 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb MMA 101, Chamber 4, east, MMA excavations, 1926–27
- Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
- H. 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1927
- Accession Number:
Found within a wooden box with a sliding top (27.3.1), this is one of the earliest kohl vases, designed to hold a mineral such as galena used for eye paint, in the Museum. Its somewhat awkward shape and relatively wide opening are typical of the kohl vessels from this period. Four additional cosmetic jars were discovered in the same box.