Flagellum

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 35.5 cm (14 in.)

Accession Number

03.1645

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment

Wooden flagellum with a flat back, indicating that it was originally held by a cult statue (or on a coffin). Goes with 03.1644?

Provenance

Said to be from Gurna. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group ( 03.1644-03.1645) for £1/10s. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund