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Model censer(?)

This object is a carved, peg-like dowel with a semi-bulbous head painted a reddish-orange. It likely from a tomb model and probably represents a censer once held in the hand of a figure, perhaps a priest.

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 4, 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

21.16715

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Models