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Toilet box, Ancient Egyptian, 650-350 BCE

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Eye shadow pots, mirrors and perfume jars were among items frequently found in boxes like this. Toilet boxes were also buried with mummies. Mummies were embalmed bodies of the dead wrapped in strips of linen. The toilet boxes would then be available to them in the afterlife. This box is made of wood with inlaid ivory detail. Makeup was common in Ancient Egypt. It often had religious significance. maker: Unknown maker Place made: Egypt


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