Travertine vessel with lid

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
Middle Kingdom
Stone/minerals (Travertine (Egyptian alabaster))
Height: 28mm
Number of Elements
2 (jar and lid)

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A travertine cosmetic jar with its lid. There are traces of kohl still present in the interior. This type of jar dates to the Middle Kingdom.


Aston, B. G. 1994. 'Ancient Egyptian Stone Vessels'. Studien zur Archäologie und Geschichte Altägyptens 5. Heidelberg.

Other Identity
293/5 (pencil mark on base)
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 15 Feb 2021

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