Breccia Kohl Pot
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
White and red limestone breccia consists of limestone fragments in a red matrix of hematite and carbonate. Although the stone was available throughout Upper Egypt, craftsmen used it for vessels only during the Predynastic era, the early Eighteenth Dynasty, and the Roman occupation. This vessel can be precisely dated because its shape is very similar to that of another kohl pot inscribed for Queen Ahmose-Nofretary, chief wife of King Ahmose.
ca. 1539-1478 B.C.E.
early Dynasty 18
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Red and white Limestone Breccia. Cover missing.
This item is not on view
Breccia Kohl Pot, ca. 1539-1478 B.C.E. Breccia, 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in. (6 x 6.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.643E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.643E_erg2.jpg)
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