Lid of Circular Cosmetic Container with Birth God
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Wood, ivory, paste (?)
ca. 1479-1400 B.C.E.
3 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 3/16 in. (7.9 x 6.3 x 0.5 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Lid of Circular Cosmetic Container with Birth God, ca. 1479-1400 B.C.E. Wood, ivory, paste (?), 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 3/16 in. (7.9 x 6.3 x 0.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 74.45. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 74.45_PS9.jpg)
overall, 74.45_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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One wooden lid to a box of circular form with a representation of the god Bes incised on the top. Incisions filled with a yellowish paste (?). Two protrusions from the lid, opposite each other have holes for attachment to the rest. One yellow wooden knob still in place.
Condition: Excellent. One separation in the wood running with the grain.
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