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Kohl jar

Late Middle Kingdom - early Second Intermediate Period
Dynasty 13
ca. 1850–1640 B.C.
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht South, Mastaba of Senwosretankh, Surface burial 40, MMA excavations, 1932–33
h. 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 113
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.
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.

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