Ostrich egg

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6–10
2323–2040 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .150 x .125

Accession Number

12.1245

Medium or Technique

Ostrich egg shell

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Opening in one end for removal of contents, with two smaller holes either side of it for suspension. From offering box 12.1244.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Findspot Information: From Mesheikh. Z / 104 / A. [is this supposed to be M/104/A?]

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition