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Fragments from a Scribe's Writing Board

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 11
Date:
ca. 2130–1981 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb MMA 515, MMA excavations, 1921–22
Medium:
Sycomore wood, gesso
Dimensions:
A: L. 14 cm (5 1/2 in.); W. 6 cm (2 3/8 in.); Th. 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)
B: L. 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.); W. 4 cm (1 9/16 in.); Th. 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.3.277a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 109
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in tombs at Deir el Bahri, 1921–22. Allotted to the Museum by the Egyptian Government in the division of finds.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 294.

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