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Bundle of reed sticks

This is one of eight bundles of reed sticks of varying length. The bundle is held together by 2 (modern) linen bands. The stics are mostly long, while thickness varies.


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, 2010–1961 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Deir el-Bersheh, Egypt


Length: 99 cm (39 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects