Rectangular object

Egyptian
Predynastic Period


Dimensions

Overall: 3 x 4.9 cm (1 3/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1697

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Rectangular shape. Gray with incised lines on both sides; hole bored in upper edge. Broken.

Provenance

Said to be from Sheikh Ali (Abadiya). 1903: Purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1493-03.1494, 03.1498, 03.1697) for £1. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund.
Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund