About this object

Blue Egyptian faience cylinder eyepaint tube inscribed with an epithet and throne name of Horemheb, a pharaoh of the late 18th Dynasty who ruled betwen 1323 and 1295 BC. Dark blue in colour with text in white that reads: "Lord of the Two Lands, Djeser-kheperu-ra Setep-en-ra". 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
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1323 BC - 1295 BC (Dynasty 18)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • 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
    82 mm x 19 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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