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Ichneumon box

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .18 x .105 x .075

Accession Number

03.1647

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Cut from a block of heavy reddish wood; rectangular, with ichneumon carved on top; opening at side to which the sliding cover is missing. Bottom cracked.

Provenance

Said to be from Akhmim. 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe for 10 shillings. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund