Cylindrical Toilet Box with Swivelled Cover
The band of incised decoration running around the circumference of this vessel shows the seated figure of a man named lpuy at a banquet. An attendant pours him a small amount of liquid, perhaps wine. Behind them appear five female dancers and musicians. The single band of inscription above the scene offers advice for enjoying oneself at a banquet: "Deck yourself with garlands, anoint yourself with oil, spend the day merrily!"
- Medium: Wood
- Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1336-1295 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 37.600E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Cylindrical Toilet Box with Swivelled Cover, ca. 1336-1295 B.C.E. Wood Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.600E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (81%)