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Lid of Circular Cosmetic Container with Birth God

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Wood, paste?
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1479-1400 B.C.E.
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 3/16 in. (7.9 x 6.3 x 0.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Lid of Circular Cosmetic Container with Birth God, ca. 1479-1400 B.C.E. Wood, 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
    IMAGE overall, 74.45_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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    Lid of Circular Cosmetic Container with Birth God