Execration figures

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2350–2170 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Cemetery 2000

Dimensions

Height (average) x width (average) x depth (average): 5.2 x 2.2 x 0.55 cm (2 1/16 x 7/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

07.1025

Medium or Technique

Unbaked mud

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Mud tags representing stylized human beings with black ink hieratic inscriptions giving names. Seventy whole and twenty fragmentary pieces.

Provenance

From Giza, cemetery 2000. 1907: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