Box

Egyptian
Byzantine (Coptic) Period


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .145 x .065 x .05

Accession Number

03.1653

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

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