Late Meroitic Period
3rd century A.D.
Findspot: Nubia (Egypt), Karanog, Tomb G 331
Legacy dimension: Length: 24.5 cm; D. 3.7 cm
Medium or Technique
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Round wooden cosmetic tube with lid. Carved with concentric circles on the top, and with linear incisions carved in four places around the body of the tube.
From Karanog, tomb G 331. 1908: excavated by the E.B. Coxe Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania; assigned to the University of Pennsylvania in the division of finds by the Sudanese government; 1908-1991: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; 1991: received by the MFA through exchange with the University of Pennsylvania Museum.
(Accession date: March 25, 1992)
MFA-University of Pennsylvania Exchange