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5181. Middle Kingdom alabaster cosmetic kohl pot

 
 
 
 
 
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A nice Middle Kingdom alabaster cosmetic kohl pot

In a rather attractive wavy banded alabaster/calcite

These often had flat or slightly domed lids

Seems to have some blackish substance inside adherent to the walls

Send/mud or the original kohl contents?

Intact but some chipping around the rim

46mm x 46mm

Middle Kingdom circa 2030 BC â€" 1640 BC.


Cf. Catalogue des Objets de Toilette Égyptiens, by Vandier d'Abbadie, No. 253 for an almost identical example.
Price: 495 GBP

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