Byzantine (Coptic) Period
Legacy dimension: .145 x .065 x .05
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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.
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)
Emily Esther Sears Fund