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Glazed on all surfaces; flat on both top and bottom. The shape is rectangular, flaring at one end like the bottom of an Ankh sign. The object is broken at the smaller end; pierced both sides at wider end.


From Dier-el-Bahari, Temple of Mentuhetep. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1070 B.C.


Deir El-Bahari, Egypt


Overall: 2.7 x 5.2 x 0.5 cm (1 1/16 x 2 1/16 x 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects