Stone cylinder with inscription

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, possibly from Giza, Zawiyet, or Abydos.

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 6.2 x 3.6 x 4.7 cm (2 7/16 x 1 7/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.2041

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Thick cylinder, broken, with inscribed bird on side.

Provenance

From Giza, surface debris in front of pit G 2370 B and about G 2382 A and in G 2382 A. 1929: 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