Cake of incense

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty
2040–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht) chamber

Dimensions

9.5 x 8.5 cm (3 3/4 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-611

Medium or Technique

Organic material

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Part of a cake of incense, molded in a flat pan.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 13, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition