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Cake of incense

Part of a cake of incense, molded in a flat pan.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 13, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place for Label

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

9.5 x 8.5 cm (3 3/4 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-611

Medium or Technique

Organic material

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects