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Straight Staff

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farak

Dimensions

Overall: 170 x 3.1 cm A) Length x width (largest piece): 52 x 2.5 cm (20 1/2 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

23-12-6

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Personal accessories

A long, straight staff that is now broken into four fragments. The stick is made from a light colored wood, that has been smoothed, and is undecorated. The top of the staff is squared, while the bottom is rounded and exhibits slight wear marks.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag (tomb SF5129), 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