Kohl Tube

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Object Name: 
Kohl Tube
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
75.7.5
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 6.9 cm; Body W: 1.4 cm, D: 1.4 cm; Rim Diam: 1.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 469-430 BC
Primary Description: 
Bronze, some patina; probably lost-wax cast. Rounded rim on cylindrical neck above a four-sided body which spreads slightly toward base; the junction of cylindrical neck and square body is highlighted by a capital-like architectural element springing from two horizontal bands; the "horns" or "flames" which spring up and out from the shoulder are worn but seem to have had some linear decoration; stamped concentric circles decorate the flat sides of the vessels; the base is decorated with two similar horizontal bands as the shoulder.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Motamed, Saeed, Source
1975-12-11