About this object

Uppermost fragment of a hollow faience cylinder eyepaint tube inscribed with an epithet and throne name of King Horemheb, a New Kingdom pharaoh of the late Eighteenth Dynasty who ruled between 1323 and 1295 BC.

Dark blue in colour with a column of hieroglyphs in white that can be read: "Lord of the Two Lands, Djeser-kheperu-ra Setep-en-ra, healthy…". It is thought cosmetic containers like this, that usually held kohl and 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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