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Mud tags representing stylized human beings with black ink hieratic inscriptions giving names. Seventy whole and twenty fragmentary pieces.

Provenance

From Giza, cemetery 2000. 1907: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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2350–2170 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height (average) x width (average) x depth (average): 5.2 x 2.2 x 0.55 cm (2 1/16 x 7/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

07.1025

Medium or Technique

Unbaked mud

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects