Box with Sliding Lid
Arts of Africa
late 19th century
3 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (8.9 x 26.7 x 7 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Swahili. Box with Sliding Lid, late 19th century. Wood, 3 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (8.9 x 26.7 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.810. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.810.jpg)
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Wooden rectangular box with handle attached to sliding lid that swivels sideways on a recessed top revealing a sunken hemispheric hole. Outer surface of box is decorated with geometric patterns. Object is stable. A section of the handle has broken off and is missing. The box has small nicks and chips along edges and corners. Its exterior surfaces have a polished patina. Its interior surfaces are neither polished nor decorated.
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