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Fine-grained greyish-brown steatite button seal with ring on back for suspension; style represents initial form of seal amulet; design incised on base combination of stick-figure human and animal.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_11.957
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Seals, sealings & stoppers
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT)
  • Material
    Steatite
  • Dimensions
    Height x diameter: .7 x 2 cm (1/4 x 13/16 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)

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Full Bibliography

  • D'Auria, Sue, Peter Lacovara, and Catharine H. Roehrig. Mummies & Magic: The Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1988, pp. 96-98. cat. 29c.