Star inlay

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, tomb D4

Dimensions

Height x width: 6.4 x 6.4 cm (2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

00.712a-e

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Stained ivory inlay panels forming a star: circular center element with black and white star/rosette pattern, two red and two blue triangular points around it with short edges curved to fit with central circle. Some fading of pigment. Unclear whether originally part of furniture, architecture, coffin, etc, but from tomb context.

Provenance

From Abydos, tomb D 4. 1900: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie and Arthur Cruttenden Mace for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: November 1, 1900)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription