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Inlay fragment

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Fragment of ivory inlay; thin rectangular strip with incised cross-hatch design on one end.

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x width: 7.8 x 0.8 cm (3 1/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7377

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown