Oval gem with galley
Late Republican Period
mid-1st century B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Tell Dafana
Length x width: 9 x 9 mm (3/8 x 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Intaglio. Flat on both sides with outward bezel on carved face. A ship with a high stern end and lower bow end, with central mast and unfurled sail.
Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887.
Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1887
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription