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Wooden box of offerings

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .235 x .232 base .255 high

Accession Number

12.1244a-d

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Edges bevelled and pegged; bottom pegged only and battened on exterior; lid slides in grooves; bronze hasp for fastening; exterior polished. Contained ostrich egg 12.1245 and 12.1246.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Findspot Information: M / 104 / A.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition