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Staff

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag

Dimensions

Overall: 173 x 2.5 cm A) Length x diameter (largest piece): 77 x 2 cm (30 5/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-12-210

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Personal accessories

Long, straight staff now broken into three pieces. The stick is made of light-brown wood, stripped of bark, smoothed, and undecorated. Both ends of the staff are squared, and exhibit no signs of wear or use.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag (tomb SF5130), Egypt; 1923: 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