Cosmetic Vessel


Kohl pot in the shape of a tapering cylinder. Remains of dark coloured contents inside. Marked in pencil with the grave number 'W83' and the date 'VI Dyn'. From Cemetery W at Hiw, grave W83. Dated to the late Old Kingdom (Dynasty 6 - 7) by the excavator, W. M. F. Petrie but Prof. Newberry suggested Dynasty 9-12 when he catalogued the collection c. 1910.