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Accession_Number E.62.40
adlib_title Egyptian carved kohl pot
Shape Kohl pot
Shape_description Three pieces. Lid is circular and flat with a central knob handle, also circular. Second piece is the ring which sits between lid and base and is circular with a central hole cut out and a rim on the underside so it sits in the base. Base is wide at shoulder and tapers to the bottom with smooth walls. At top is a slighlty raised rim to receive ring. Inside is a hollowed out cylinder, not to the contours of the outer wall.
Material Alabaster
Fabric Egyptian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Lid is white, naturally occuring wavy pattern on top and bottom. Ring is more yellow in colour than lid and with less patterning. Base is yellower than the other two pieces and with the same wave pattern as the lid on one side. Heavy object.
Inscriptions
Condition All pieces intact. Still sit nicely together. White deposits on bottom part around rim and on the underside of the ring. Dark deposits (or remains of kohl) caught in the ribbing in base. Sandy deposits on outer surface of base have changed the colour considerably.
Technique/Style Carved
Provenance
Period Middle Kingdom: 11 dynasty
Date 2 millenium BC
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.98.0008.jpg
2002.98.0008.jpg

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Beazley_DB
Height 4.7
Diameters 4.1
Handle_height
Other_dims. Height of base 3.4Height of ring 0.6Height of lid 0.9Diameter of lid 3.7Base diameter 2.2
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Denise; Julia
Date_edited 17 September 2002; 23.05.2016
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