Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty
Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht)
Length x diameter (max): 48 x 3 cm (18 7/8 x 1 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)
Wooden was-scepter from a collection of 250 sticks and staves in the tomb of Djehutynakht (Deir el-Bersha Tomb 10A). The head of the staff represents a mythical creature, perhaps Seth, while the end is forked.
From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 1915: 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. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition