Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
6th-7th century C.E.
Late Antique Period
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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)
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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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