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Magic brick

Magical brick; rectangular mud block, broken in center. Incised markings, traces of hieroglyphs on the upper surface. It is friable. See also 29.2221 and 29.2220

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre). Embedded in cement around coffin in room X. 1929: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1987: accessioned by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis, 570–526 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Object Place

Egypt

Accession Number

29.2219

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment