Fragment of top of papyrus column (wadj)


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Debris on top of mastaba G 7520


Overall: 2.7 x 5 x 4 cm (1 1/16 x 1 15/16 x 1 9/16 in.) Diameter of boring: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard fine glazed faience

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World


Architectural elements

Top of papyrus column in fine hard faience. Green. Hole through center. Possibly end of mirror handle or a decoration. Edge of top badly chipped.


From Egypt, Giza, debris on top of mastaba G 7520. 1927 : excavated by the Harvard University–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