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Jewelry Box

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 11
Date:
ca. 2051–1981 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Mentuhotep II, North Triangular Court, Pit 23 (tattooed woman), MMA excavations, 1922–23
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
L. 25.5 cm (10 1/16 in); w. 12.7 cm (5 in); h. 8 cm (3 1/8 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
25.3.255a–c
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 105
This box is divided into two compartments, each closed with a sliding lid. The end batton of each lid has a hole for fitting a small knob. The two knobs could be tied together to seal the box.

The box was found in a tomb that also contained a "seweret" bead (25.3.252) and an exquisite "sa" amulet (25.3.253).
Museum excavations 1922–23. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1925.

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