Bearing stone

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4220 A

Dimensions

L x W x Ht: 7.3 x 4 x 2.8 cm (2 7/8 x 1 9/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

14-4-31

Medium or Technique

Granite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Bearing stone for ropes. Pyramid shape with grooves up the sides and over the top in both directions. A label found wwith this object calls it a bearing stone and says “Giza, Mycerinus Pyramid Temple”; no number.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4220 A. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition