Jewelry (?) Box with Separate Sliding Cover
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Beginning in the late Predynastic Period (circa 3300–3100 B.C.), Egyptians stored small precious objects in decorated wooden boxes. Early Dynasty 18 woodworkers frequently embellished these boxes, such as the ones displayed here, with ivory bands featuring rows of concentric circles. This design disappeared around the reign of Thutmose III.
ca. 1539-1478 B.C.E.
3 3/4 x 4 7/8 x 6 5/8 in. (9.5 x 12.4 x 16.8 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Jewelry (?) Box with Separate Sliding Cover, ca. 1539-1478 B.C.E. Wood, ivory, 3 3/4 x 4 7/8 x 6 5/8 in. (9.5 x 12.4 x 16.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 60.1.1a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.60.1.1a-b_erg2.jpg)
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