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As the rulers of the first two dynasties extended Egyptian domination southward into Nubia, gold and other precious commodities flowed into Egypt. The nation's wealth during this time was reflected in the richness, beauty, and diversity of decorative objects made not only for the ruler, but for...

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Provenance

Said to be from Naqada. By 1904: with dealer Ghirgas in Qena; 1904: purchased for the MFA by Albert M. Lythgoe. (Accession Date: January 1, 1904)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1–2, 2960–2649 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 8.5 x 5 x 12 cm (3 3/8 x 1 15/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

04.1837a-b

Medium or Technique

Limestone, gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture