Cosmetic Vessel card

Cosmetic Vessel


On display


Squat stone pot with flat base, shoulders, separate flat collar and matching lid. Inside the pot is a lump of kohl (stibnite) and a ball of textile plugging shut the mouth of the collar piece. From Abydos grave 416 A'07. Bottom of lid is marked in ink '4000', the collection number given by Rev. MacGregor. Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 26 June - 6 July 1922 (MacGregor Collection) Lot 1076: "Three kohl-vases, with lids and lips seperate from the body of the vase; 2 in. to 2 1/8 in. high: 12th Dynasty; found in Tombs 108 and 416 At Abydos in 1909 and 1907".