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Kohl Vase in the Shape of a Palm Column
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Kohl Vase in the Shape of a Palm Column

Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description In ancient Egypt, vessels were formed by heating powdered glass in a furnace around a clay core. Once the glass had melted around the core, glassmakers trailed threads of molten glass around the vessel and combed the trails with a pointed tool to create patterns.
  • 3000 Years of Glass: Treasures from The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1982.
  • Egypt's Dazzling Sun: Amenhotep III and His World. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth; Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris. 1992-1993.
  • Salviati and the Antique: Ancient Inspiration for Modern Glassmaking. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2007-2008.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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ca. 1390-1336 BCE (New Kingdom)
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H: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
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