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Mud sealing

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Userkaf
2465–2458 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4631 B chamber

Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 3 cm (2 3/4 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.987

Medium or Technique

Mud

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Inscriptions

This mud seal is complete, on wood tied with string (wood and string missing). It bears an impression includingthe name of king Userkaf

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, G4631B chamber. 1914: 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