Model figs, onions, and garlic

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


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

Dimensions

Length x width (of the largest): 1 x .8 cm (3/8 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.475

Medium or Technique

Linen, gesso

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

Model food offerings including onions, garlic and figs. Each object was made of either a ball of linen thread covered with plaster or a ball of thread wrapped in cloth and covered with plaster. Paint was then applied to the plaster.

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