Box

Egyptian
Byzantine (Coptic) Period
A.D. 100–A.D. 500


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 8.5 x 12 x 16.7 cm (3 3/8 x 4 3/4 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1706

Medium or Technique

Wood and ivory

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Dark wood overlaid with strips of incised ivory fastened by wooden pegs; sliding cover with knob; four square legs. Some strips missing and some broken.

Provenance

Said to be from Akhmim. 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe for £6. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund with additions. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund