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3 knots of string

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty
2040–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht)

Dimensions

Length of longest piece: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-42a-c

Medium or Technique

String

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Three pieces of string, tied in knots. Found in box with bone (human finger?)

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 2, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition