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Model of men making bricks

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This wooden tomb model depicts a brick-making scene. The wooden base has been painted dark brown to indicate clay being dug to be made into bricks. Four (of likely five original) male figures remain attached to the board. All figures are painted reddish-brown and wear white kilts and short,...

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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.

Object Place for Label


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Length: 56 cm (22 1/16 in.)

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The Ancient World