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Staff

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, 5215

Dimensions

Overall: 161.5 x 2.5 cm (63 9/16 x 1 15/16 in.) (Diameter is average)

Accession Number

23-12-211

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Personal accessories

Long staff with a slightly curved top that is rounded, and squared bottom. Now broken into two pieces. The shaft of the staff is discolored, with water-stains and other specks of discoloration (funerary resins?). On the shaft of the staff, a small portion of linen bandage is preserved from the mummy of the deceased. The bottom of the staff exhibits no signs of wear or use.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag (tomb SF5215), 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