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Bag of natron

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Baseball sized bag of natron tied with string. Partner to 21.11914.1 on view in Funerary Arts gallery. Unconsolidated.


From Deir el-Bersha, Egypt. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom,


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and natron


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment