Execration plaques

New Kingdom, mid-Dynasty 18

Findspot: Egypt, Giza


Width x Depth x Length: (largest) 3.2 x 1 x 7.2 cm (1 1/4 x 3/8 x 2 13/16 in.) Width x Depth x Length: (smallest) 2 x 0.8 x 2.2 cm (13/16 x 5/16 x 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects

Execration plaques. A collection of mud plaques stamped with the impression of a bound captive and inscribed in red hieratic script with personal names. There are thirty eight pieces, mostly fragments.


From Giza, cemetery G 7000, surface above G 7788. excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition