About this object

Kohl pot with remains of dark coloured contents inside. Marked on the base W44. From Cemetery W at Hiw, grave W44, a burial dated to the 11th Dynasty by the excavator.

Marked on the side in pencil with the [accession] number 130. When accessioned in 1899 it was recorded as having a broken lid ("half gone").

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hiw-Semaina region: Hiw
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 1700 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
    1899
  • Measurements
    40 mm x 50 mm
  • Note
    Hiw-Semaina region = Diosopolis Parva
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

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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