Kohl sticks

Kohl sticks

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These are kohl sticks.

They are from Grave D35 in Antinoe.

Kohl eye makeup was mixed to a paste and painted onto the eyelid using a stick. Kohl sticks were made of various materials and in various shapes and sizes. These wooden sticks are from the Byzantine period (330-641 CE). Kohl was used in the Pre-dynastic period, over 5,000 years ago, and is still used today.


These are kohl sticks. They are made from wood. They are about 1500 years old, dating to the Byzantine period (about 401-600 AD).

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