Cosmetic box with frog

East Greek
600–500 B.C.


Place of Origin: Egypt

Dimensions

height x width box: 2.2 x 7 cm (7/8 x 2 3/4 in.) height x width lid: 2.8 x 7 cm

Accession Number

1970.571

Medium or Technique

Faience

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Blue-green faience round box with crouching frog on swinging lid. Modern dowel. Interior divided into four wedge-shaped segments. Deep blue details on frog

Provenance

Said to have been found at Marsin, near Adana (southwest Turkey). 1970, sold by J.J. Klejman (dealer; b. 1906 - d. 1995), New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 16, 1970)

Credit Line

Edward J. and Mary S. Holmes Fund