Kohl vessel



Accession Number
W311
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Stone case
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Cosmetic and medical equipment and implements, Kohl, Kohl pot
Classification
Aston type 164
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Material
Stone/minerals
Provenance
Egypt, Mostagedda, Grave 11712
Measurements
Height: 59mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A dark schist kohl vessel with a broken rim. The shape dates to the early Eighteenth Dynasty. It was excavated in 1929 by Guy Brunton (British Museum) in tomb 11712 at Mostagedda. The excavation report describes the tomb as consisting of a "female with infant beside her. Kohl pot on her chest" [Brunton 1937, 135].

Bibliography

Aston, Barbara G. 1994. Ancient Egyptian stone vessels: materials and forms. Studien zur Archäologie und Geschichte Altägyptens 5. Heidelberg: Heidelberger Orientverlag. [p. 148 type164?] Brunton, Guy 1937. Mostagedda and the Tasian culture: British Museum expedition to Middle Egypt, first and second years, 1928, 1929. London: Bernard Quaritch. [p. 135, pl. LXXX.9]

Wellcome Number
A87003
Other Identity
W1550 (number deleted) | 150 (round white label) | 29/11712 (excavation number)
Previous Owners
Guy Brunton (1878–1948) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Excavation Details

Excavated in 1929 by Guy Brunton (British Museum) in tomb 11712 at Mostagedda.

Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 09 Feb 2021

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