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Nail

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Shaft 6D

Dimensions

Length: 8.3 cm (3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-186b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Bronze nail.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 6, pit D. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition