About this object

Anhydrite kohl pot with mended lid which is chipped in one place (chip missing). There are traces of kohl eye cosmetic inside. The object was excavated in Cemetery Y near the modern village of Hiw, grave Y514. Cemetery Y was a large cemetery excavated by Mr Mace who described the burials in Petrie's 1901 'Diospolis Parva' publication.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Second Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hiw-Semaina region: Hiw
  • Date made
    1650 BC - 1550 BC about
  • Materials
    Anhydrite
  • 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
    60 mm x 60 mm
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society ( Collector, previous owner)

Explore related

Publications

  • Diospolis Parva. The Cemeteries of Abadiyeh and Hu 1898-9

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders and A. C. Mace

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders and A. C. Mace
    Publisher: The Egypt Exploration Fund
    Date: 1901
    Description: Publication of the excavations directed by Flinders Petrie at the Hiw-Semaina region (Diopolis Parva) for the Egypt Exploration Fund.

  • Mace's Cemetery Y at Diospolis Parva

    Bourriau, Janine

    Author: Bourriau, Janine
    Publisher: OLA
    Date: 2009
    Description:

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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