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Mud sealing

Mud seal: black mud over knotted string. Rolled and re-rolled with cylinder seal so that inscription is always partly obliterated but in one place. Quite clear that it is the Horus. Diagram equals Niuserra of Dynasty 5.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, G 7249A No. 7 with canopic jars in chamber. 19: 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, Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 5.2 x 2 cm (2 1/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1699

Medium or Technique

Mud

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Inscriptions