Inscribed disc lid

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Su/121

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4267

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The alabaster, inscribed with cartouche of Pepy I, is filled in with blue. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Kerma, Su 121. 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 Sudan.

(Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition