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Fragments

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....

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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: 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.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Accession Number

21.16716

Medium or Technique

Cartonnage

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments