Ivory plaque with figure of a tributary holding a branch

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1
2960–2770 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Tomb of Mena B17

Dimensions

Height x width: 4.2 x 2.5 cm (1 5/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

01.7369

Medium or Technique

Ivory

On View

Egypt: Pre-Dynastic and Dynastic (Gallery 105A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Incised figure of a tributary holding a branch. Mended.

Provenance

From Abydos, tomb of Mena B17. 1901: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: October 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription