The names of kings and other members of the royal family were written in hieroglyphics in oval rings which were called "cartouches". This box, in the shape of a cartouche, had Tutankhamun's name in cameo fashion on the top. The knobs on the lid and the front of the box were for wrapping twine upon which melted wax was poured and a seal instribed with a signet ring. The original contained jewelry and other personal items of the King. Of cultured marble, gold leafed and hand detailed lid, woodgrain finish bottom.