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Gold sheet

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2472 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7340 x, coffin debris

Dimensions

Overall: 4.6 x 9.3 cm (1 13/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1773

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Thin gold sheet. Traces of lines on the surface (bird?), also bits of gold foil.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7340X in coffin debris. March, 1927: excavated by the Harvard University–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