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Ancient Egyptian kohl pot and stick, 1800 -200 BCE
Granite Kohl pot and stick, Egyptian, 1800BC to 200BC
Granite Kohl pot and stick, Egyptian, 1800BC to 200BC.\r\nFull view, graduated grey background.
Work Type
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Date
1800-200 BCE
Location
Egypt
Material
complete
granite
Measurements
overall: 0.076 kg
Description
Granite Kohl pot and stick, Egyptian, 1800BC to 200BC
Ancient Egyptians used a form of eyeliner called kohl to enhance their eyes. This replicated the appearance of the sun god, Re. Kohl was made of powdered antimony, burnt almonds, black copper oxide and brown ochre. It was applied with a small stick called a kohl stick. The ingredients were mixed in granite kohl pots like these.
Granite Kohl pot and stick, Egyptian, 1800-200BC
Granite Kohl pot and stick, Egyptian, 1800BC to 200BC. Make-up was in common use in Ancient Egypt and focused particularly on the eye, in order to replicate the appearance of the sun god, Re. Kohl eyeliner was frequently used to achieve this effect. It was made of powdered antimony, burnt almonds, black copper oxide and brown ocher. Granite kohl pots like these were used to mix the ingredients together.
Granite Kohl pot and stick, Egyptian, 1800-200BC
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co90589
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
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