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ID number:  BIRRC-X0726
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Archaeology Collection
Title / Object name:  Wooden Box
Object type:  Woodwork
Culture:  Egyptian
Date made:  Late New Kingdom, c. 900 BC
Materials:  Wood
Measurements:  6.84 x 15.81 x 8.89 cm

Lightweight wood, rectangular box. Ba bird is human headed. Red, yellow and blue painted semi-circles at both ends of the box (possibly meant to imitate the primeval hill). Linear decoration in red, yellow and blue at sides. White painted areas at ends, red cross-hatching on white at sides. The Ba bird has painted blue hair, white face and chest, red wings and feet. Damage noticeable in areas with cracks, scratches and abrasions. Colour: red paint 10R 4/6 (red), blue cannot be matched, 10YR 6/6 - 6/8 (brownish yellow), 2.5Y N8/ (white).

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