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Rectangular shape. Gray with incised lines on both sides; hole bored in upper edge. Broken.


Said to be from Sheikh Ali (Abadiya). 1903: Purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1493-03.1494, 03.1498, 03.1697) for £1. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Predynastic Period,


Overall: 3 x 4.9 cm (1 3/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown