Model disc-shaped object - 907.18.739_1


Model disc-shaped object

Medium:Wood, painted and carved
Geography: Excavated at Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 2055-2004 BC
Period: Reign of Mentuhotep II, 11th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom
1.2 × 4.5 cm
Object number: 907.18.739
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 and top sides are both flat. In shape it is round  (4.5 cm in diameter) with a thickness of 1.2 cm. The top is painted red-brown with some of the paint worn off. The side and bottom are painted white.
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