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Handle

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1060 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 51A

Dimensions

Diameter and length: 0.7 x 5.1 cm (1/4 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-243.3

Medium or Technique

Wood, gold foil

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

This is a wooden handle, painted black, with gold foil at the tip. The top end has a small rectangular projection for insertion into a small mirror, flail or etc. that would have been attached.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 51, pit A. 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