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Back of a shield

Wood; four holes along edge.

Provenance

From Asyut. 1903: excavated by Emile Gaston Chassinat and Charles Palanque for the Institut francais d'archeologie orientale, Cairo; 1904: purchased for the MFA by Albert M. Lythgoe.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom,

Findspot

Assiut, Egypt

Accession Number

04.1784

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Armor