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Dark red wood; bottom cut in one piece; cover hinged with wood; round gold knobs on front and a cone-shaped piece at back. Inside has a compartment with sliding cover; edge of box inlaid with black and white squares.

Provenance

Said to be from Akhmim. 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe for £4. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Byzantine (Coptic) Period,

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .145 x .065 x .05

Accession Number

03.1653

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture