Cosmetic Vessel



A heavy and stout kohl pot with a smalle base and a wide and flat circular mouth at the top. The vessel has a lid that fits onto the hole of the mouth. The edges of the rim and the mouth are slightly worn. Remains of cosmetic stuck to the interior. Each part has an auction label stuck to the surface with the pencil number: 1077/ 7. Base of jar marked in pencil 539 and 516; and in black 539. Underside of the lid marked 539 Noted as being from 516 A'08 by Sotheby's (1922) and Snape (1986) but the base of jar is marked in pencil and in black ink 539; and the base of lid is marked in black ink 539. Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 26 June - 6 July 1922 (MacGregor Collection) Lot 1077/6: "A Stibium Vase, in obsidian, 2 1/8 in. high; another, in black marble finely mottled with grey, 2 in. high, 12th Dynasty, found in Tomb 516 at Abydos in 1908; another, in greenish slate or basalt; 2 in. high, 12th Dynasty, found in Tomb 416 at Abydos in 1907; all with the original lids."