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Glazed steatite rod

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

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 10.2 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-20

Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown