Jointed or Bent Staff

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty
2010–1961 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht)

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 18.1 x 2 cm (7 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.846a

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment

Jointed or bent staff from a collection of 250 sticks and staves found in the tomb of Djehutynakht. The stick is made from light-brown wood, is smoothed, and undecorated.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition