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Toilet Vase

Object Name:
Toilet vase
6th century
Attributed to Egypt, Bahnasa
Ivory or bone
H. 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm) Diam. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm)
Ivories and Bone
Credit Line:
Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1903
Accession Number:
Not on view
Egypt Exploration Fund, London (until 1903; gifted to MMA)
Milliken, William M. "Byzantine Jewelry and Associated Pieces ." Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art vol. 34 (1947). pp. 166-175, ill., p. 171 shows an ivory pyxis with accession no. 46.261, of similar shape and etchings, with gold mountings. It is classified as Byzantine, VI century and presumably found in Syria.

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