Borer

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2353–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2385 B

Dimensions

Length x width x depth: 1.7 x 0.8 x 10.3 cm (11/16 x 5/16 x 4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3455

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

This tapered borer or piercer is made of hippopotamus ivory.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2385 B. 1913: 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.
(Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition