Military ration token
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat I
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Uronarti, Fort Room 5
Height x width x depth: 15.6 x 9.8 x 3.1 cm (6 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 1 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wood (Common Ash, Fraxinus excelsior) and painted plaster
Conservation on View: Etruscan Sarcophagi (Gallery 117)
Triangular, flat and tapering, bearing hieroglyphic inscription, including the numeral 60. Bored with three holes, one of which is plugged with wood.
From Uronarti Island, Halfa Province. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition