Model steering oar blade
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty
Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A
Length: 16.6 cm (6 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)
Blade of steering oar, painted in green lotus pattern; now joined to boat MFA 21.877.
From Deir el-Bersha, pit 10A. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1921)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition