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Bearing stone

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Bearing stone for ropes. Pyramid shape with grooves up the sides and over the top in both directions. A label found wwith this object calls it a bearing stone and says "Giza, Mycerinus Pyramid Temple"; no number.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4220 A. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

L x W x Ht: 7.3 x 4 x 2.8 cm (2 7/8 x 1 9/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

14-4-31

Medium or Technique

Granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment