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Model of a procession of soldiers

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This wooden tomb model decpits a procession of soldiers. Ten male figures march in a double file on a baseboard. They carry cylindrical objects that may be quivers made of animal skins, suggesting a military procession. The figures are painted reddish-brown. They wear white kilts and black wigs,...

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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.

Object Place for Label

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Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 53.5 cm (21 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.806

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

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Models