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


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.


Giza, Egypt


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.)

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Medium or Technique

Unbaked mud


The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects