User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.


This is a motley collection of small fragments from several types of objects and tomb components from the same archaeological context (tomb 10, shaft A of Deir el-Bersha). They include fragments of linen, cartonnage, wood chips and shavings, rope, string, and both painted and unpainted plaster....

Show Full Description


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: June 8, 2009)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty, 2010–1961 B.C.


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Fragments