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Toilet? Box with Cover

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Excavated: Kasr el Banat, Fayum, Egypt
  • DATES 3rd–4th century C.E.
    PERIOD Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS Dimensions for 02.230a: 2 5/8 × 2 1/2 in. (6.6 × 6.4 cm) Dimensions of 02.230b: 1 × 2 3/4 × 2 13/16 in. (2.5 × 7 × 7.2 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 02.230a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wooden toilet (?) box with separate cover. Flat circular base with body tapering slightly to rim. Circular, slightly convex cover fitting on collar of body. Lines incised around top and bottom of body and top cover. Center of cover pierced probably for knob now missing. Condition: Cover extensively chipped. Wood dry.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Toilet? Box with Cover, 3rd–4th century C.E. Wood, Dimensions for 02.230a: 2 5/8 × 2 1/2 in. (6.6 × 6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 02.230a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.02.230a-b_view01.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.02.230a-b_view01.jpg., 2016
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