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Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag

Dimensions

Overall: 175 x 2.8 cm (diameter average) A). Length x diameter (larger fragment): 83 x 3 cm (32 11/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-12-175

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Personal accessories

Long, straight walking stick, now broken into two pieces. Made from a light-colored wood that is stripped of its bark, is smoothed, and undecorated. Both ends of the staff are rounded.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag (tomb SF5114), Egypt; 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition