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Approximately half of a domed piece of marble. Opposite side roughly broken. On the domed side, the edge of the dome (approximately 1/2") seems to have been polished, while the interior circle is quite rough (perhaps intentionally so?). There are a large number of dimples of around the same size...

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Provenance

From Naukratis. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession Date: December 22, 1887 - Deaccessioned: December 21, 1906)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian,

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Accession Number

RES.88.43

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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