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Staff

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2350–2170 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Length: 103.5 cm (40 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.1323

Medium or Technique

Wood, Cedar

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Personal accessories

Long, straight staff that is now broken into four pieces. The top of the staff is rounded, while the bottom is squared, and exhibits no signs of wear. The wood is stained dark on the outside, possibly due to funerary resins. The end of the staff is warped.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2011 A III. 1936: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1937: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition