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Fragments of a box or model granary

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Two ends of a small box, remains of stucco covering and decoration in red, upper edge curved (belongs with 15-5-26 and 143?)


From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 7, 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


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


13.5 x 1.6 x 19.7 cm (5 5/16 x 5/8 x 7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment