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Jewelry (?) Box with Separate Sliding Cover

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor

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.

MEDIUM Wood, ivory
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1478 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY XVIII Dynasty
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 3 3/4 x 4 7/8 x 6 5/8 in. (9.5 x 12.4 x 16.8 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 60.1.1a-b
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE group, CUR.60.1.1a-b_erg2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 10/16/2007
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