User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Fragment of a wand

Fragment of an ivory wand; indications of round, tapering shape, vertically grooved (fluted); brittle and somewhat discolored. From an ivory store in Osiris Temenos.

Provenance

From Abydos, ivory store in Osiris Temenos. 1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.

Findspot

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 25.5 x 3.5 cm (10 1/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

02.806a

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects