Lid fragment

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 8, pit A, chamber Y, debris

Dimensions

Overall: 0.7 x 0.4 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm (1/4 x 3/16 x 1 3/4 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-394.1

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a thin cylindical fragment, likely part of a vessel lid or base. The diameter would have been about 4.5 cm. It was not mentioned in the Object Register under 15-4-394.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 8, pit A, chamber Y debris. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition