About this object

Cylindrical box with hinged circular lid, once painted white. There are round knobs on top of the lid and on the sides of the box for securing with string. The string from the holes at the sides suggest a carrying handle. The object contained a reed basket and bread.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    2055 - 1650 BC
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    early 20th Century
  • Measurements
    95 mm x 120 mm x 95 mm
  • Related people

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