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Fragments of a Walking Staff

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farak

Dimensions

Length x width (largest piece): 47 x 2.8 cm (18 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-656

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Personal accessories

Long, straight, wooden staff. The staff is broken into six large and five small fragments. It is made from a light-colored wood with dark reddish brown bark. The top end of the staff is squared, while the bottom is rounded and exhibits slight wear marks.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag (tomb SF5117), Egypt; 1923: 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