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Fragment of a beard from a mummy mask

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


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19B

Dimensions

Length x width: 6.9 x 3.7 cm (2 11/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-674

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Masks

Fragmentary wooden beard with peg in center of top, one side whittled away to form an arc.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19, pit B. 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