Egyptian Alabaster Kohl Jar // 1985-1773 BCE
Ancient Egypt. Middle Kingdom, c. 1985-1773 BCE. Small alabaster kohl jar. The body piriform in shape, with flattened foot, short neck and wide, flat rim; the interior well-bored with thick walls and dark ancient kohl deposits inside and on the rim from ancient use.
Kohl was an important cosmetic to the ancient Egyptians, and was used as a type of eye-liner which repelled insects and reduced glare from the blazing desert sun. It was applied with a small bronze, stone, or wood applicator and used sparingly as it was a valuable material of the time.
1.625"L x 1.625"W x 1.375"H
— Ex Dr. Geoffrey Smith Collection, Curator Of The Museum Of Man, San Diego, CA USA.
— Weight: 3.2 oz
— Accompanied by a hand-signed certificate of authenticity which includes all the details, culture, dating, motifs/inscriptions when applicable, historical relevance, and provenance.
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