Egyptian Bronze Kohl Container in the form of a Palm Column

13982. Egyptian Bronze Kohl Container in the form of a Palm Column

Circa 1st Millennium Century B.C.

Loss wax cast, this elegant kohl tube was designed to store eye-paint in the deep well interior. The slender cylindrical container takes its shape from the palm column, an Egyptian architectural element usually rendered in stone. In this example, the shaft is incised with lines and flares out at the top of the vessel. A slender applicator stands corroded to the interior of the vessel and extends outward in place.

Kohl (eye-paint, called mesdemet by the Egyptians) was worn by both men and women from the earliest periods of Egyptian history

Size 3-5/8 inches height; 4-1/4 inches at top of applicator.

Provenance: Ex prominent NY collector D.K. Acq 2000s.

Choice and rare.

$795


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