Pierced star rosette disc

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Tell Nabasha, workman's house Temenos

Dimensions

Overall: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.564

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Disc with a convex top and flat underside. A small circle incised at the center radiates 5 star points, between which are pierced small holes. Chalky texture and uniform white color; in good condition; a set of six pieces of stone, etc. for working.

Provenance

From Tell Nabasha, workman's house Temenos. 1886, excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 24, 1887. (Accession date: June 24, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription