Cut from a block of heavy reddish wood; rectangular, with ichneumon carved on top; opening at side to which the sliding cover is missing. Bottom cracked.
Said to be from Akhmim. 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe for 10 shillings. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)
Emily Esther Sears Fund