Egyptian alabaster kohl pot, 1550 -1070 BC
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1166606
Aweidah Gallery - Jerusalem based gallery
P.O.Box 51067 - Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Ancient Egyptian alabaster KOHL pot with a stopper. Artfully exploiting the banding in the stone.
Dated from, New Kingdom, 1550 – 1070 BC
Condition: Minor chip at the cover as shown otherwise intact, not repaired and not restored
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Pigment was made from either green malachite or from black galena and was kept in a powdered form known as 'kohl', in specially made containers that were frequently carved from hard stones, and featuring a squat body, flat lip and rim, and a neck opening just wide enough for the insertion of a finger or kohl stick.
Provenance: Aweidah's collection before 1970 - Registered at the IAA