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Five model shields

Model shields of wood, coated with plaster, painted in black, white and red. Five of eight shields originally numbered 15-5-474; the other three have been accessioned as 21.430-432.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha. 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. Findspot Information: From El Bersha, Pit 10 A. [Excav. date] May 1915.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom,

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Accession Number

15-5-474a-e

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models