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Fragment of a wooden object

Half-round section of wood (bottom of vessel?) with two dowel holes through surface near rounded edge. Remains of gesso on surface.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 5, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty, 2040–1783 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

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Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x length: 9.2 x 30.4 cm (3 5/8 x 11 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-145

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments