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Staff

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag

Dimensions

Overall: 250 x 3 cm A). Length x diameter (smaller fragment): 41 x 3 cm (16 1/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-12-172

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Personal accessories

Long, straight staff now broken into two parts. The staff is made from a light-colored wood, that is stripped of its bark, is smoothed, and is undecorated. One end of the staff is rounded, while the other is squared. There is a crack toward the squared-off end that has modern string wrapped around it to secure the pieces.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag (tomb SF5124E), 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