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Kohl Jar

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12, late - 13 up to 1700
Date:
ca. 1850–1700 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Breccia
Dimensions:
Diam. 4.8 × H. 4.8 cm (1 7/8 × 1 7/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of James Douglas, 1890
Accession Number:
90.6.133
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 106
Collection of Dr. James Douglas, Quebec City. This piece was probably acquired between 1851–1865, when he is known to have traveled and collected in Egypt. Donated to the Museum by his son James S. Douglas, 1890.

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, p. 38.

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