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Fragment of top of papyrus column (wadj)

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Top of papyrus column in fine hard faience. Green. Hole through center. Possibly end of mirror handle or a decoration. Edge of top badly chipped.


From Egypt, Giza, debris on top of mastaba G 7520. 1927 : excavated by the Harvard University–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



Giza, Egypt


Overall: 2.7 x 5 x 4 cm (1 1/16 x 1 15/16 x 1 9/16 in.) Diameter of boring: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Hard fine glazed faience


The Ancient World


Architectural elements