Stone vessel

Accession Number
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Stone case
Object Types
Receptacle/vessel, Jar | Implements and utensils, Cosmetic and medical equipment and implements, Kohl, Kohl pot
Aston type 84
Early Dynastic Period to Old Kingdom
Stone/minerals (Porphyry)
Height: 35mm
Number of Elements

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A red stone (porphyry) cosmetic jar (Aston type 84). It dates from the early Dynastic Period to the Old Kingdom. It is from the William Moir Bryce collection sold at Sotheby on 21.7.1920.

Other Identity
W310 | 49/7 | W319 (W1452 was assumed to be W319 because there is no other item matching W319, W1452 is the only Old Kingdom porphyry vessel of lot 49 and is the correct size.) | 9259 (number from old catalogue card W319)
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 21–23 July 1920, Lot 49
Previous Owners
Dr. William Moir Bryce (1842–1919) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 15 Feb 2021

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