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Model steering oar blade

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty
2040–1783 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Length: 16.6 cm (6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.936

Medium or Technique

Wood

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

Blade of steering oar, painted in green lotus pattern; now joined to boat MFA 21.877.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, pit 10A. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition