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Tethering Stone

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Excavated: Tell el Amarna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late XVIII Dynasty
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
    DIMENSIONS 7 5/8 x 5 5/16 x 19 7/8 in. (19.3 x 13.5 x 50.5 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 25.886.18
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
    CAPTION Tethering Stone, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, 7 5/8 x 5 5/16 x 19 7/8 in. (19.3 x 13.5 x 50.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 25.886.18. Creative Commons-BY
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Limestone tethering stone, roughly dressed. Oblong shape with rough end for insertion in ground. Wide boring for insertion of rope. Condition: Intact. Surface slightly battered.
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