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Finger shape.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag, S. F. / 12. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–about 1640 B.C.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: L 7.6 x W 1.9 x Th 0.5 cm (3 x 3/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3914

Medium or Technique

Slate

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical