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Box with Sliding Lid

Arts of Africa

DATES late 19th century
DIMENSIONS 3 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (8.9 x 26.7 x 7 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wooden rectangular box with handle attached to sliding lid that swivels sideways on a recessed top revealing a sunken hemispheric hole. Outer surface of box is decorated with geometric patterns. Object is stable. A section of the handle has broken off and is missing. The box has small nicks and chips along edges and corners. Its exterior surfaces have a polished patina. Its interior surfaces are neither polished nor decorated.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Swahili. Box with Sliding Lid, late 19th century. Wood, 3 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (8.9 x 26.7 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.810. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 22.810_SL3.jpg)
IMAGE overall, NP recommended; casted transparency, 22.810_SL3.jpg., 2017
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