Egyptian Granite Lidded Kohl Vessel
An ancient Egyptian granite kohl vessel with a disk shaped rim and lid.
Black galena (lead sulfide) based kohl (Egyptian: mesmedet) was not only used for beauty but also for religious, symbolic, and practical reasons as it worked as a natural disinfectant and protected the eyes from the bright sunlight.
Exhibited: The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Marko Collection: Antiquities, March - May 1990.
Formerly in the H. and B. Marko collection, Michigan.