Swahili. <em>Box with Sliding Lid</em>, 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: , 22.810_SL3.jpg)

Box with Sliding Lid


Medium: Wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 3 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (8.9 x 26.7 x 7 cm)


Accession Number: 22.810

Image: 22.810_SL3.jpg,NP recommended; casted transparency

Catalogue Description:
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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