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Paddle

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


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit B

Dimensions

Length: 72 cm (28 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-743

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Transportation

Crudely carved. Paddle is more eroded than handle.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit B. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 21, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition