Mud sealing

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Menkaura Pyramid Rm 20-21

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 2.3 cm (2 9/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

07-1-81

Medium or Technique

Mud

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Inscriptions

One mud seal from Menkaura Pyramid Temple. Lump of mud has round top, flat bottom with marks of double strings crossing bottom at right angles; marks of two knots. Was attached to wooden surface door or box. Covered with seal impressions in which the lower part of frame of Horus- name is visible, perhaps Iset-ib-tauwy (Neweserra).

Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura Pyramid, room 20-21: 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