Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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kohl container with stopper
  • unknown Amazigh (Berber) maker
  • kohl container with stopper, 2004–2014
  • Where object was made: Morocco
  • wood, carving, marker?
  • Object Height/Diameter: a) 9.5 x 2.6 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: a) 3 3/4 x 1 in
    Object Length/Diameter: b) 7.5 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: b) 2 15/16 x 3/8 in
  • Not on display
  • C2014.001.a,b

Carved wooden container with small wooden stopper, identified as a container and applicator for kohl eye makeup. The container, part a has a long thin neck, with a slightly rounded body and a small flared foot. The widest part of the body is decorated with marker or other dye or pigment. The design is of large, upside down green triangles with small red circles in between. The stopper, part b, is a long thin piece of carved wood that tapers at one end.