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Bearing stone for ropes

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Broken. Three grooves for rope on one end, conical boring (broken) on opposite end.

Provenance

From Giza, Valley Temple of Menkaura, tomb G 4220. 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 4, probably reign of Myceri, 2532–2510 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

12 x 8 x 11 cm (4 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.34910

Medium or Technique

Stone, dark granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment