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Plaque from a foundation deposit

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Plaque of blue glazed composition in the form of a heh-sign, the hieroglyph for "millions."

Provenance

From Abydos. 1903: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie 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: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 20, reign of Ramesses III, 1184–1153 B.C.

Object Place

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.3 x 2 cm (1 5/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1768

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits