Pegged inlay

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–about 1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF209

Dimensions

Overall: 12 x 0.7 cm (4 3/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5563

Medium or Technique

Ivory, wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Two strips of inlay held together with a wooden peg, one directly on top of the other. Incised circles filled with black paste.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF209. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition