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Fragment of bone inlay with incised " X" pattern with black pigment or blackening within. Comprised of two fragments (a-b).


From Abydos, tomb of Djer. 1901: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: October 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1, reign of Djer, 2926–2880 B.C.


Abydos, Egypt


Height x width: 5 x 0.9 cm (1 15/16 x 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Fragments