Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, 5215
Overall: 161.5 x 2.5 cm (63 9/16 x 1 15/16 in.) (Diameter is average)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition