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

Provenance

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.

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

49.1918

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Personal accessories