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Ivory handle decorated in diamonds; top surmounted by an asp.


From Abydos, tomb D 11. 1900: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie and Arthur Cruttenden Mace 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: November 1, 1900)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose III, 1479–1425 B.C.


Abydos, Egypt


Height x diameter: 9.2 x 0.6 cm (3 5/8 x 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical