Linen and plaster

Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–12
2140–1783 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10B pit debris


Large linen fragment: 1.8 x 1.5 cm (11/16 x 9/16 in.) Plaster fragment: 1 x 0.7 cm (3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, plaster, wood, debris

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World


Organic remains

This is a bag of linen, resin fragments, wood chips and debris found with OP.1.15-5-741. There is also a small bag containing a fragment of plaster painted red from a box with a tag that read ” 15-5-741? Bersheh, 10B  Remainder of broad collar”


From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit B debris. 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