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Roll of string with stucco covering

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19, pit B. 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, early Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-662

Medium or Technique

String, stucco

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown