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Copper bands

Mass of tie strips from coffin. Some are coiled into rolls, some are loose. In good condition. Looks like a box of linguini. One pottery handle found in box. Found in collection without ID boxed together with a separate bag of more copper strips that are very eroded and welded together.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19, pit B. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom,

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Accession Number

15-5-795

Medium or Technique

Copper, pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi