Ivory box/container

Egyptian
Predynastic or Early Dynastic Period, Badarian p
3850–2649 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Temple M60

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.3 x 1.8 cm (1 5/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1810

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

This box/container, now in fragmentary condition, has a cylindrical shape with three short legs. Top and bottom components are of ebony, and three panels of cross-hatching are indicated as side elements. One leg is broken.

Provenance

From Abydos, temple M 60. 1903: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription