The pot has five holes in it and some remains of the stibium used to paint the eyes, the lid is of ivory with ebony and ivory pegs. One of the holes is smaller and holds the kohl stick. Inscribed down the front is a vertical line of text, coloured yellow.
Kohl pots were used to store “kohl” which was the iconic black eye make up you see in Ancient Egyptian art. Kohl was used almost like ancient sunglasses as putting it around the eyes lessened the sun’s glare. There were also some medicinal properties in kohl, such as an antibacterical fuction, which kept eyes clean and infection free.