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Cosmetic Container

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Coptic
MEDIUM Wood
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 6th-7th century C.E.
    PERIOD Late Antique Period
    DIMENSIONS 10 9/16 in. (26.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER X491
    CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Coptic. Cosmetic Container, 6th-7th century C.E. Wood, 10 9/16 in. (26.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X491. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.X491_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE front, CUR.X491_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Carved from one piece. Nine short legs. Front is in form of rectangle with relief of nude dancing woman above which are remains of an openwork panel. Behind the decorated panel is a five- sided, roughly cylindrical, container with deep cylindrical opening; the five sides are decorated with floral and geometric motifs. Condition: One leg is broken. Openwork screen at front top mostly missing. Wood at back of object is cracked.
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