Toilet box, Ancient Egyptian, 650-350 BCE

Made:
650-350 BCE in Egypt
maker:
Unknown

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Ivory inlaid wooden toilet box, Egyptian, 650BC to 350BC

Make-up was in common use in ancient Egypt. Eye shadow pots, mirrors and perfume jars were among the items frequently found in boxes like this. Toilet boxes were also buried with mummies so that they would be available to them in the afterlife.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A635008
Materials:
incomplete, ivory and wood
Measurements:
overall (lid): 43 mm x 135 mm x 71 mm, 0.1 kg
overall (box): 93 mm x 136 mm x 95 mm, 0.24 kg
type:
box
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle