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Dark granite bearing stone for ropes; three grooves for rope on one end, conical boring (broken) on opposite end.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_11.34910
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Tools & equipment-Woodworking and stoneworking
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT)
  • Material
    Granite
  • Dimensions
    12 x 8 x 11 cm (4 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 4 5/16 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.

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Full Bibliography

  • Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, p. 282, cat. 76.

    Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931, pl. A (line drawing 6).

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