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Palmiform terminal with four holes at top for inserting feathers or leaves, tapered handle.


1939: consigned by Phillip Hoffman; 1944: sold by Phillip Hoffman to Joseph Brummer; 1949: purchased by the MFA at the second Parke-Bernet Sale of the Joseph Brummer Collection, May, 1949 (consignment no. X1249, stock no. N6199).

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, probably Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.


Length x max width x diameter of handle: 44 x 5.7 x 2.8 cm (17 5/16 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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