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Box of cedar wood with ebony veneers and ivory inlays and gilding depicting the god Bes and bearing the cartouches of Amenhotep II: Ancient Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, c.1550-1295 BC

Museum reference



World Culture

Object name


Production information



New Kingdom
18th Dynasty

Style / Culture

Ancient Egyptian


Ivory, Ebony, Cedar, Gold

Collection place



Amenhotep II
Depicted: Bes


  • The Tomb

  • Egyptian Gallery, 2003 - 2008 (2003 - 2008)
    Royal Scottish Museum

  • Ancient Egypt (29 Jul 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • I Faraoni (09 Sep 2002 - 25 May 2003)


Petrie, W. M. F. 1896. 'Notice of a Casket of Amenhotep II. (XVIII. Dynasty c. 1430 B.C.) in The Late Mr A. H. Rhind's Egyptian Collection...' in The Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 30, p.30−33

Murray, M A 1900. Catalogue of Egyptian Antiquities in the National Museum of Antiquities, Edinburgh (Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, cat. 325, p.19-20

Grenfell, A. 1905. PSBA 27, p. 36, fig. 53

Aldred, C. 1951. New Kingdom Art in Ancient Egypt, 58−9, fig. 56

B Porter & R B Moss. 1964.Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings: The Theban Necropolis Part 2 (Oxford: Clarendon Press/Griffith Institute), p. 671

Romano, James F. 1980. 'The Origin of the Bes-Image' in Bulletin of the Egyptological Seminar 2, pp. 43-44, n. 22

Dodson A., Janssen J.J. 1989. 'A Theban Tomb and its Tenants' in The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 75, p. 126, footnote 9

Romano, James F. 1989. 'The Bes-image in Pharaonic Egypt', PhD thesis, New York University, pp. 231-33

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