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Model of a man feeding an ox

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Steer lying down, decoration in black, white, and reddish-brown, two horns broken off. Man sitting in front of steer holding out right hand.


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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Length x width: 30 x 9 cm (11 13/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood, plaster


The Ancient World