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Staff

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, 5105D

Dimensions

Overall: 234 x 3.7 cm

Accession Number

23-12-169b

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Personal accessories

Long, straight staff now broken into three parts. It is made from a light-colored wood, that is smoothed, stripped of bark, and undecorated. The top of the staff is rounded, while the bottom is squared. There are slight cracks and water stains throughout the shaft of the staff.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag (tomb SF 5105D), Egypt; 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition