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Nail

Bronze nail.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 6, pit D. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 8.3 cm (3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-186b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment