Wand

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 13
1783–about 1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KIII St. 11 (2)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 x 2.8 x 18.5 cm (5/8 x 1 1/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1780

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Curved wand incised with figures of animals (rearing cobra, Taweret with a knife, a turtle, and other unidentifiable animals) and “Bes” in the center. Incomplete.

Provenance

From Kerma, K III St. II (2). December 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition