Wooden cylindrical container with no lid. Based on a very close parallel in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/551145), this object is possibly a dice-throwing cup. This would date it to the Graeco-Roman Period. Writing on the base in red crayon gives the provenance of the object as Akhmim. Purchased by Sir Henry Wellcome at auction in 1906 from the collection of Robert de Rustafjaell. Transferred to Swansea on long-term loan as part of the distribution of Wellcome's Egyptian collection.
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