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Was-scepter

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Wooden was-scepter from a collection of 250 sticks and staves in the tomb of Djehutynakht (Deir el-Bersha Tomb 10A).

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 x width (max): 48 x 3 cm (18 7/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.440

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Personal accessories