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Fragments of paste

These lumps of sandy paste, stained light green, probably from copper oxide, were originally two pieces but have now decayed into approximately distinguishable fragments. The rest is debris. This object was originally housed with Late Period objects. The object 25.2766 is now housed by itself.

Provenance

From Giza, G6010A (Tomb No. 22). 1925: 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, Late Period (?), 760–332 B.C. (?)

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x length: 1.7 x 2.1 cm (11/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.2766

Medium or Technique

Paste

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments