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Paddle

Large model paddle; flat on one side, convex on the other. Crudely carved. Hole halfway through handle for dowel or peg?

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, terrace debris.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom,

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Paddle approximately 57.5 cm; handle width approximately 12.5, diameter: 4 cm

Accession Number

15-5-435

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Transportation