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.