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ankh

a hieroglyphic sign for life, similar to a cross but with a loop in place of the upper arm and usually worn as jewelry

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Box Decorated with Symbols in Ivory and Painted Wood
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This highly decorated box stands on four short legs covered in silver. The sides are divided by horizontal ivory strips into upper and lower rectangular panels.

These ivory panels, which are also used to imitate a framework construction, are decorated with Hieroglyphic text between a pair of ruled lines filled with black paint. Each side panel is decorated with hieroglyphs. The Ankh, sign of eternal life, and "Was" scepter, symbol of prosperity and well-being, stand on the "Neb" sign for gold.

The interior of the box is divided into 16 rectangular compartments, which were designed to hold either gold or silver cosmetic vessels.

Dimensions:  Height 42 cm  Length 48.3 cm  Width 45 cm

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Culture:

Pharaonic

Technique:

Assembled
  Gilded

Style:

New Kingdom

Materials:

Wood
  Ivory
Type Type

Type:

Box / Chest / Casket
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Location: 

Egyptian Museum

Created: 

Valley of the Kings
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Created: 

18th Dynasty

Acquired: 

1934 AD
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