Bearing stone for ropes

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, probably reign of Myceri
2532–2510 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4220, Valley temple of Menkaura

Dimensions

12 x 8 x 11 cm (4 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.34910

Medium or Technique

Stone, dark granite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Broken. Three grooves for rope on one end, conical boring (broken) on opposite end.

Provenance

From Giza, Valley Temple of Menkaura, tomb G 4220. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition