Pottery cosmetic jar

Accession Number
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Pottery case
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Cosmetic and medical equipment and implements, Kohl, Kohl pot
New Kingdom
Eighteenth Dynasty
Pottery (Nile silt)
Height: 80mm | Maximum Diameter: 35mm | Rim Diameter: 23mm | Base Diameter: 19 mm | Height of Maximum Diameter: 42 mm | Vessel Index: 43
Number of Elements

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A pottery cosmetic container upon a white wooden stand labelled 'kohl pot XVIII Dynasty', it is more likely dating to the Eighteenth Dynasty, the New Kingdom. The jar is made of Nile silt clay, with rolled rim - outside and flat base. There are chips on the base and on the body of the jar.

Munsell Chart reading

2.5 YR 4/6 red

Other Identity
154 (written on the mount) | 140 (written on the bottom of the vessel)
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Assumed long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 18 Mar 2022

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