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Fragment of a beard from a mummy mask

Fragmentary wooden beard with peg in center of top, one side whittled away to form an arc.

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, early Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x width: 6.9 x 3.7 cm (2 11/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-674

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Masks