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Staff

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, 5047

Dimensions

Overall: 101 x 2.5 cm (39 3/4 x 1 in.) (Diameter is average)

Accession Number

23-12-219

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Personal accessories

Portion of a walking stick, made from a dark-brown wood that is stripped of its bark, smoothed, and undecorated. There are knots throughout the shaft of the staff. The top of the staff is rounded, and slightly curved, while the bottom is broken away and not preserved. Found laying diagonally across mummy in coffin 23-12-218.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag (tomb SF5047), 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