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Model scene of weavers

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This wooden model scene depicts a group of weavers. There are four figures attached to a wooden base. Three of the figures are kneeling and one is standing. They all wear white kilts and short, bag-like wigs painted black. Their skin is painted a drab yellow, suggesting they are to be taken as...

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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 x width: 21.5 x 21.5 cm (8 7/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

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The Ancient World