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Fragment of a walking stick

Topmost of four pieces of a long walking stick, three of which join. The odd piece may not belong with the others.

Provenance

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

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 19 x 2.5 cm (7 1/2 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

21.16685.1

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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