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Toilet Box

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Excavated: Kasr el Banat, Fayum, Egypt
  • DATES 30 B.C.E.-395 C.E.
    PERIOD Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 2 1/16 × 2 3/16 × 2 5/16 in. (5.3 × 5.5 × 5.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Toilet Box, 30 B.C.E.-395 C.E. Wood, 2 1/16 × 2 3/16 × 2 5/16 in. (5.3 × 5.5 × 5.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 02.229. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.02.229_view01.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.02.229_view01.jpg., 2016
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wooden toilet box (?). Flat, circular base, cylindrical body now warped to oval. Register of incised concentric circles at top of base of body; around center of body raised band with incised parallel lines. Center of base pierced. No cover. Condition: Body warped. Surface slightly worn.
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