Kohl Tube

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Object Name: 
Kohl Tube
Place Made: 
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Overall H: 10 cm, Diam: 1.6 cm
On Display
499-300 BCE
Web Description: 
Kohl is a cosmetic material used to darken the eyelids.
Arakji, Toufic, Source
Primary Description: 
Light blue, extremely bubbly fabric with surface pitting and some artificial weathering product applied; core-formed. Tubular shape; rounded rim, probably reheated; wide band of white applied at rim; opaque white trails applied and dragged to form decorative feather pattern; uneven vertical coil applied and tooled to form two decorative "dolphin-shape" handles; rounded base.