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Worked stone possibly for burnishing of translucent yellowish calcite(?); slightly hexagonal, tapering towards rounded top.

Provenance

From Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 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, 600–550 B.C.

Findspot

Tell Defenneh, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 2 x 1.8 cm (13/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.710

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment