Kohl Tube in the Form of a Fish
The ancient Egyptians stored kohl, an eyeliner made from galena, in many different types of containers. The pear-shaped pot and the fish were two possible forms for holding kohl. The fish, which was also a popular fertility symbol, connects the role of the highlighted eyes with Egyptian conceptions of beauty
•Place Made: Egypt
DATES ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.
DYNASTY XVIII Dynasty (possibly)
PERIOD New Kingdom
DIMENSIONS 1 5/8 x 1 1/8 x 4 3/8 in. (4.1 x 2.9 x 11.1 cm)
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