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Mud sealing

One mud seal from Menkaura Pyramid Temple. Lump of mud has round top, flat bottom with marks of double strings crossing bottom at right angles; marks of two knots. Was attached to wooden surface door or box. Covered with seal impressions in which the lower part of frame of Horus- name is...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura Pyramid, room 20-21: 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,

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 2.3 cm (2 9/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

07-1-81

Medium or Technique

Mud

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Inscriptions