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Roughly rectangular, underside a low truncated pyramid. Top has bevelled edge, rectangular depression, and irregular edges

Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian,

Findspot

San el Hagar, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 6.8 x 9.7 cm (2 11/16 x 3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.199

Medium or Technique

Black basalt? or granite?

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Household