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Inscribed tablet from a foundation deposit

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Rectangular inscribed tablet; fine white clay. Broken in two fragments but restored.

Provenance

From Abydos. 1903: 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: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Senwosret I, 1971–1926 B.C.

Object Place

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 9.4 x 4.7 x 0.8 cm (3 11/16 x 1 7/8 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1745

Medium or Technique

Clay

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits