About this object

Blue Egyptian faience eyepaint tube with an incised inscription of a royal name: Khnumibra Sa-Nit Ahmose [II]. The object is hollow and cylindrical in shape. It is thought kohl tubes inscribed with royal names were distributed as favours by kings of the late 18th Dynasty, perhaps at occasions such as festivals.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Late Period (Saite)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    About 570 - 526 BC (Dynasty 26)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    63 mm x 23 mm
  • Note
    Compare with A. Kozloff et al Egypt's Dazzling Sun: Amenhotep III and His World (Cleveland, 1992), p. 413;
    Compare with Petrie Museum UC586-8; 595; 109; 600; 598; 596; 602; 576
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