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Mud sealing

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, end of Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple room 22

Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 x 1 x 4 cm (1 1/4 x 3/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

07-1-82

Medium or Technique

Mud

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Inscriptions

This lump of mud with a string mark once sealed a box. Two seal impressions from a cylinder seal of Isesy are visble.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple room 22. 1907: 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