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Ostrich egg

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Opening in one end for removal of contents, with two smaller holes either side of it for suspension. From offering box 12.1244.


From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Findspot Information: From Mesheikh. Z / 104 / A. [is this supposed to be M/104/A?]

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6–10, 2323–2040 B.C.


Legacy dimension: .150 x .125

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Ostrich egg shell


The Ancient World