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Mud sealing

This lump of mud with a string mark once sealed a box. Two seal impressions from a cylinder seal of Isesy are visble.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple room 22. 1907: 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, Old Kingdom, end of Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 x 1 x 4 cm (1 1/4 x 3/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

07-1-82

Medium or Technique

Mud

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Inscriptions