Eight model shields

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty
2040–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht), chamber

Accession Number

15-5-365a-h

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

Eight model shields, covered with stucco, with decoration in black. One with white surface painted black; hole in top.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 7, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition