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Four Bundles of Reed Sticks

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


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersheh, Tomb 10, pit A, western niche

Dimensions

Approximate length of longest: 99 cm (39 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-71

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

This group is comprised of four, out of eight, bundles of sticks of various lengths.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 3, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition