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Model basket with sealed jars

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This is a wooden model depicting a basket containing five jars. It would originally have been joined to the head of an offering bearer figure, attached to the head via a small peg. It is plastered and painted. The basket is painted white with black line details. The jars are painted red with...

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From Deir el-Bersha, tomb of Djehutynakht, tomb 10, shaft A. May 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty, 2061–1926 B.C.


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Height: 9.3 cm (3 11/16 in.)

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The Ancient World