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Ear from a mummy mask

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Ear from a mummy case or mask, traces of a thin coat of stucco, fastened by two small dowels, one through center of ear, the other through upper part of lobe.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 2, 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

Height x width: 5.8 x 2.8 cm (2 5/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-15

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Masks