Magic brick

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis
570–526 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Pit G 7757 A (Kheperre)Embedded in cement around; Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7757 A (Kheperre)

Dimensions

Length: 6.2 cm (2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2219

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment

Magical brick; rectangular mud block, broken in center. Incised markings, traces of hieroglyphs on the upper surface. It is friable.
See also 29.2221 and 29.2220

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre). Embedded in cement around coffin in room X. 1929: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1987: accessioned by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition