Bundle of reed sticks

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


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersheh, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht), western niche

Dimensions

Length: 99 cm (39 in.)

Accession Number

21.16694.1

Medium or Technique

Wood

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

This is one of eight bundles of reed sticks of various lengths. The bundle is held together by two (modern) linen bands.

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