Plummett

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2467 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4340 A, In shaft debris

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5586

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

A cone-shaped plummett with its upper portion split off; a small hole present which may represent an attempt to make perforations for passing string through it for suspension.

Provenance

From Giza, G4340A, In shaft debris. 1913: 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