Model square - ROM2018_16214_5

ROM2018_16214_5

Model square

Medium:Ivory, cut and polished
Geography: Excavated at Abydos, Egypt
Date: c. 2345-2181 BC
Period: 6th Dynasty, Old Kingdom
Dimensions:
12.1 × 1.2 × 0.4 cm
Object number: 909.77.44
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionAfter W. M. Petrie’s excavations at the royal tombs of Abydos in 1900-1901, the Egypt Exploration Fund continued excavations at Abydos.  In 1908-1909 cemetery F was excavated by a team headed by W. L.S. Loat and E.R. Ayrton and the contents of one of the tombs, F109, has come to the Royal Ontario Museum. This tomb assemblage represents a typical middle class burial at the end of the Old Kingdom. This ivory "square" suggests that the deceased was a carpenter or builder.
Collection:
Egypt
Object History: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society, 1908-1909
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