Model sieve (?)

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

Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A


14.5 x 14 cm (5 11/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood and copper

Not On View


The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects

Tray with piece of copper, pierced with nine holes, set into the center of the tray. In center of bottom are four small dowel holes for fastening the tray to a stand.


From Deir el-Bersha, Egypt, tomb 10, pit A. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 2, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition