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Model. Sheet bronze blade tapering to point; bent; set in cylindrical wooden handle with rounded butt. Blade corroded; handle damaged by ants.


From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit B. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11–Dynasty 12, 2010–1961 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Length: 11.1 cm (4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood, copper


The Ancient World


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