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Fragment of a Walking Staff

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

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


Length: 34.5 cm (13 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Personal accessories

Fragment of a walking staff. Smoothed, and undecorated. One end of the fragment is smoothed and flat, while the other has broken off. Likely related to 15-5-199, as they are both made from the same type of wood, worked the same way, and are similar in diameter to each other.


From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 5, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition