About this object

Cylindrical box with hinged circular lid, with remains of white paint on the inside and outside. There is a round knob on top of the lid and one on the side of the box which have remains of string used to tie the box shut. On either side of the box are two piercings with string threaded through to act as carrying handles. The object contained a reed basket and bread.

Once attached is a rectangular auction sticker (221) and on the base is another with the numbers 24/(1).

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 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
    20th Century early
  • Measurements
    95 mm x 120 mm x 95 mm
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome (Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

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