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Heka scepter

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Wooden heka scepter with a tenon in the handle, indicating that it would have been held by a cult statue (or on a coffin). Goes with 03.1645? 3 pieces of a second handle labeled 03.1644a-c; wood and carving similar. Missing top. Not mentioned on accession card, but clearly matching and labeled so.


Said to be from Gurna. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group ( 03.1644-03.1645) for £1/10s. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

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


Overall: 31.5 cm (12 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment