Kohl was used as a cosmetic product in ancient times. The kohl would be stored in such vessels and would be applied with a long thin instrument, often made of glass or papyrus. It is thought that the Egyptians lined their eyes in black kohl to reduce the glare of the harsh sun.
Egyptian Kohl Pot
An Egyptain kohl pot with globular body ascending to a squared shoulder with a narrowed tapering neck, finishing with a wide everted rim.
Period: Old - Middle Kingdom Period
Condition: Fine condition.