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Fragment

This is a fragment of a small figure made out of blue-glazed steatite.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 6, pit B chamber Y debris. 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

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11, 2040–1991 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 2 x 1.5 x 0.4 cm (13/16 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-88.1

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture