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Glazed steatite rod

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty
2040–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 2001, debris

Dimensions

Length: 10.2 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-20

Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Rectangular rod, square in section, pierced lengthwise. Light green glazed steatite. Good condition.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, mastaba 2001, debris cast out by tomb robbers. 1915: 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