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Beard from a mummy mask or coffin

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Beard from a mask, wood, stuccoed and painted blue. One large and two small holes for pegs in top; one small peg still in place.


From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 13, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Length x width: 13 x 6.3 cm (5 1/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood and pigment


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Masks