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Pegged inlay

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Two strips of inlay held together with a wooden peg, one directly on top of the other. Incised circles filled with black paste.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF209. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–about 1640 B.C.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 12 x 0.7 cm (4 3/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5563

Medium or Technique

Ivory, wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture