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Model of a ship's pounder (?)

Wooden ball, painted red,with hole for a peg for attachment.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19, pit B. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, early Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter at widest point: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-651

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models