Model disc-shaped object - 907.18.737_1


Model disc-shaped object

Medium:Wood, carved and painted
Geography: Excavated at Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 2055-2004 BC
Period: Reign of Mentuhotep II, 11th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom
1.4 × 4.5 cm
Object number: 907.18.737
Not on view
DescriptionPart of a wooden tomb model of a type popular in undecorated tombs during the First Intermediate Period and Middle Kingdom. This model disc-shaped object was  probably used as a lid for a model container. It is roughly carved.  The bottom side is flat and the top is flat with a step down on one side.  In shape it is round  (4.5 cm in diameter) with a thickness of 1.4 cm. The top is painted red-brown. The side and bottom are painted white with some of the paint worn off.  There are traces of a dark adhesive on the base.
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