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Staff

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag

Dimensions

Overall: Length: 172 cm A). Length x diameter (largest piece): 56 x 3 cm (22 1/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-12-168

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Personal accessories

Long, straight staff that is now broken into two pieces. The staff is made from a light-colored wood, which is stripped of its bark, smoothed, and is undecorated. There are knots throughout the shaft fo the staff. The top of the staff is squared, while the bottom is rounded and exhibits wear marks.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag (tomb SF5109B), 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