<em>Cosmetic Container in Form of Recumbent Gazelle</em>, ca. 1539–1292 B.C.E. Wood, ivory, 2 9/16 × 2 1/2 × 7 11/16 in. (6.5 × 6.4 × 19.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.601E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.601E_NegC_SL4.jpg)

Cosmetic Container in Form of Recumbent Gazelle

Medium: Wood, ivory

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1539–1292 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 2 9/16 × 2 1/2 × 7 11/16 in. (6.5 × 6.4 × 19.5 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.601E

Image: 37.601E_NegC_SL4.jpg,unedited master file

Catalogue Description:
A toilet box in the form of a recumbent gazelle, left front leg raised. The lid forms part of the back on the animal. Headless. Ivory button on lid. Condition: Diagonal cracks are visible in the left flank and forequarters. Left front leg is mended and does not appear to be of the same wood as the rest of the piece. A longitudinal crack is seen in the stump of the neck.

Brooklyn Museum