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Arm from a model figure

This object is the right arm to a wooden model figure that likely came from a boat model. Its bent elbow and hand suggest it belonged to a sailor on a sailing vessel, specifically one (of likely several) who tended to the ships mast and sail. It is painted with reddish brown pigment, the...

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Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty, 2040–1991 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Accession Number

Eg.Inv.13362

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models