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Model of a man feeding an ox

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This is a wooden model depicting a crouching steer on base facing a seated man. The man originally would have had an arm extended to feed the animal. While the steer and base plank have been carved from the same piece of wood, the human figure has been made separately and is attached by peg...

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Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x width: 35.3 x 6 cm (13 7/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.16699

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models