About this object

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.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Old Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hiw-Semaina region: Hiw
  • Date made
    2686 BC - 2055 BC about
  • Materials
    Egyptian Alabaster
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1899
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hiw-Semaina region: Hiw
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    40 mm x 59 mm
  • Note
    Hiw-Semaina region = Diosopolis Parva WW2 Evacuation number 684
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Egypt Exploration Society

    Owned from: 1899
    How acquired: Division of Finds
    Owned until: 1899-09-25
    Disposal method: Donation (excavation subscription)
Object view = Humanities
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