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Model papyrus roll

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Part of the tomb equipment of Thutmose IV, this faience model papyrus roll has added details in deep violet manganese pigment.


From Thebes, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Thutmose IV. 1902: excavated by Theodore M. Davis in the Valley of the Kings; 1903: given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis. (Accession Date: May 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose IV, 1400–1390 B.C.


Thebes, Egypt


Length x diameter: 14 x 2.8 cm (5 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Bichrome faience


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Models