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Box with Lid

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Description This unusual container, in the form of a miniature shrine or shrine-shaped sarcophagus, was made for an important official, the treasurer and steward Neter-isy, and his wife Nub-em-seshy. Since the lid is inscribed with an offering text and Neter-isy is called "the justified," meaning deceased (on the right side of the box), the container was probably a funerary object included in the couple's tomb.
Date Description Narrative
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York, [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [said to be from Aswan]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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ca. 1956-1872 BCE (Middle Kingdom)
red granite
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H: 4 9/16 x W: 7 1/16 x D: 4 1/8 in. (11.6 x 18 x 10.5 cm)


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