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In Ancient Egypt, kohl eyeliner was made from a mixture of crushed galena and lead. Fats and oils were then added to preserve the mixture which was stored in kohl sets. Although today we know that lead is poisonous, Egyptians utilized kohl to protect their eyes from the sun and infection.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Object Description

Kohl tube, stick

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