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Paddle

Green stripe down one side

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha tomb 10, pit B. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 21, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty, 2040–1783 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 71 cm (27 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-744

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Transportation