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Fragment of a Walking Staff

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


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

Dimensions

Length: 41 cm (16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-199

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Personal accessories

Fragment of a walking staff. Smoothed, and undecorated. Both ends of the fragment are broken off. Likely related to 15-5-136, as they are both made from the same type of wood, worked the same way, and are similar in diameter to each other.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 6, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition