About this object

Small coffer of cedar wood (?) made from boards joined by pegs. Lid hinged on to a projection from the back panel: works on pivots. Two panels at the sides form the feet. The front and lid are ornamented with incised lines and concentric circles.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Byzantine (Coptic)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    3rd Century AD - 9th Century AD
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson
  • Collector
    Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1945 before
  • Measurements
    120 mm x 121 mm x 113 mm
  • Related people
    Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

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