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Painted box of Maiherpra

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Cypress painted yellow, with inscriptions cut in and painted blue.


From Thebes, Valley of the Kings. 1902: Theodore M. Davis excavations in the Valley of the Kings, found in the hollow of a rock over tomb KV 36 (Maiherpra) by Howard Carter; 1903: given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis. (Accession Date: May 6, 1903)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, probably reign of Thutm, 1400–1390 B.C.

Object Place

Thebes, Egypt


Height x width x depth: 13.5 x 12.6 x 19.7 cm (5 5/16 x 4 15/16 x 7 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Painted wood


The Ancient World