Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty
Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht)
Length: 41.4 cm (16 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Staff with hook at one end, the sides which are squared off instead of rounded. Possibly modeled after the heka-scepter, used by Osiris and the king. The staff is undecorated, and is smoothed.
From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition