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Inscribed disc lid fragment

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It is inscribed with part of the cartouche of Pepy I. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. 1913: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over. Findspot Information: From Kerma. Su / 160

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 4.6 cm (1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4279

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels