Squat shouldered kohl vessel with separately made disk rim showing a projecting ring on the underside to fit on the vesselâ€™s brim. The thick walled pot tapering to a flat rimmed base.
Olive-green stone with black inclusions and light crystalline areas, probably serpentine.
For similar kohl pots, cf. nos. 665 and 667, pl. XXIX, as well as no. 711, pl. XXX, in: William Matthew Flinders. Stone and Metal Vases. London 1937.
Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 11th/12th Dynasty, 2133-1786 BC
H. 3.5 cm (1.4 in)
H. with rim 4 cm (1.6 in)
D. belly 4.7 cm (1.9 in)
D. rim 4.4 cm (1.7 in)
Excellent condition. Small part of the brim damaged in antiquity. Interior partially hollowed out with traces of drilling.
Swiss private collection, acquired at Sotheby's London, December 1981 sale, lot no. 675.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.