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Chest with Writing


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The front of this box shows a king making an offering to the crocodile-god Sobek. Above the scene is an inscription in demotic. The box may have been used in temple rituals.
Exhibitions
  • Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance [From the Faiyum]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1912, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] in Demotic
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1912

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Period
ca. 1st century BCE (Ptolemaic-Roman)
Medium
wood
(Wood)
Accession Number
61.271
Measurements
H: 11 1/4 x W: 11 13/16 x D: 14 in. (28.6 x 30 x 35.6 cm)
Geography
  • Egypt (Place of Discovery)

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