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Jar for eye paint (kohl)

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12, late–early 13
Date:
ca. 1850–1775 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Abydos, Cemetery V, Tomb V21, Egypt Exploration Fund excavations, 1904
Medium:
Serpentinite
Dimensions:
H. 2.5 cm (1 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.18.45a–c
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 109
The piece is part of a group of objects found in tomb V21 at Abydos with two bodies. The group includes 04.18.1–04.18.49.
Excavated at Abydos in 1904 by C. T. Currelly on behalf of the Egypt Exploration Fund. Acquired by the EEF in the division of finds. Donated by the EEF to the Metropolitan Museum in 1904.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 236, 242.

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