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Copper bands

Middle Kingdom

Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19B

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Copper, pottery

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World


Coffins and sarcophagi

Mass of tie strips from coffin. Some are coiled into rolls, some are loose. In good condition. Looks like a box of linguini. One pottery handle found in box. Found in collection without ID boxed together with a separate bag of more copper strips that are very eroded and welded together.


From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19, pit B. 1915: 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