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Stone cylinder with inscription

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Thick cylinder, broken, with inscribed bird on side.

Provenance

From Giza, surface debris in front of pit G 2370 B and about G 2382 A and in G 2382 A. 1929: 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

possibly from Giza, Zawiyet, or Abydos., Egypt

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 6.2 x 3.6 x 4.7 cm (2 7/16 x 1 7/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.2041

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown