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Stone weight for weighing gold

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Stone. Bears inscription "Gold, 5".

Provenance

From Uronarti Island, Halfa Province. 1924: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: May 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom to early New Kingdom, 1971–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Uronarti, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length x width x depth: 4.2 x 3.0 x 2.1 cm

Accession Number

24.751

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Weights & Measures