Military ration token

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
1980–1630 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Uronarti, Fort Room 5

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 22.5 x 4.5 cm (8 7/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.747

Medium or Technique

Wood, stucco

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

This slender cone resembles similarly shaped loaves of bread. It could be fastened to another object by means of wooden tenons inserted through a series of holes.The inscription concerns deliveries of provisions for the Egyptian troops stationed in the fortress of Uronarti.

Provenance

From Uronarti Island, Halfa Province, Room F5 of the fort. May, 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession date: January 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition