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Staff

Egyptian


Dimensions

Length: 136.5 cm (53 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4347

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Personal accessories

Straight staff made from red-brown wood. The entire staff has been stripped of bark, smoothed, and is undecorated. The top exhibits signs of having a seperately attached finial, or leather wrapped around it. Near the middle of the shaft, there is a crack that has signs of charring and two pegs used to repair the staff. The bottom of the stick is wrapped in a leather sheath and exhibits slight wear marks.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way