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Wooden box of offerings

Edges bevelled and pegged; bottom pegged only and battened on exterior; lid slides in grooves; bronze hasp for fastening; exterior polished. Contained ostrich egg 12.1245 and 12.1246.


From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Findspot Information: M / 104 / A.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.

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The Ancient World


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