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Tray with piece of copper, pierced with nine holes, set into the center of the tray. In center of bottom are four small dowel holes for fastening the tray to a stand.


From Deir el-Bersha, Egypt, tomb 10, pit A. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 2, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


14.5 x 14 cm (5 11/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood and copper


The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects