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Glazed steatite rod

Rectangular rod, square in section, pierced lengthwise. Light green glazed steatite. Good condition.


From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, mastaba 2001, debris cast out by tomb robbers. 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 or early Dynasty, 2040–1783 B.C.


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Length: 10.2 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite


The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown