Kohl container, possibly from North Africa, 1880-1910.

 
Kohl container, possibly from North Africa, 1880-1910.
4 0 c m
 
23cm
actual image size: 15cm x 32cm

Description

Red leather kohl container with a pear-shaped body, tubular cane neck, circular pendant suspended from the base with a mirror inset, and silver and gold thread decoration. Kohl is a kind of eye makeup used by the ancient Egyptians and still in use today.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10456145

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