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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Dates/Places: Ancient Egypt Africa,North Africa,Egypt
Creator Active Place: Africa,North Africa,Egypt
Creator Name-CRT: Egyptian
Title: Kohl Container in the Shape of a Palm Column
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -140
Creation End Date: -122
Creation Date: New Kingdom, late dynasty 18 or 19 (1400/1225 B.C.)
Creation Place: Africa,North Africa,Egypt
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Glass
Materials and Techniques: Rod-formed glass with applied rim-disk and thread decoration
Dimensions: H.: 8 cm (3-3/16 in.); Diam.: 3.6 cm (1-7/16 in.)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1941.1084
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Theodore W. and Frances S. Robinson
Subject Description: Palm column-shaped container to hold kohl, an eye paint.
Context: Kohl is eye paint ground from the minerals galena or malachite. It was used by both men and women to darken the edges of their eyes, like modern eyeliner. It may also have been used to prevent eye diseases.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1941.1084
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998
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