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Fragment of a wand

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Decorated with a procession of incised figures of apotropaic animals.

Provenance

Said by Oric Bates to be from near Arab-el-Bourg, but probably from Abydos. 1912: given to the MFA by Oric Bates.

Credit Line

Gift of Oric Bates

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 13, 1783–about 1640 B.C.

Findspot

Near Arab-el-Bourg, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 4.2 x 11 cm (1 5/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1519

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects